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10 popular misconceptions about astronomy explained | MNN - Mother Nature Network #RockTheReTweet

10 popular misconceptions about astronomy explained | MNN - Mother Nature Network #RockTheReTweet

There are rare occasions, when Earth interacts with a dense trail of dust recently shed by a passing comet, and meteors will seem to literally pour from the sky in a shower-like fashion. Unfortunately, such opportunities are few and far between. On May 31, 2022 however, we just might get a chance to witness a true "storm" of meteors, with potential rates of thousands per hour. On that night, Earth might pass through the dusty debris that was shed by a comet that broke apart into several fragments in 1995.

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