A potential new meteor shower from shattered comet has scientists excited

This Memorial Day weekend, Earthlings—especially those in North America—might be treated to the sight of a new meteor shower.

Those meteors could flare up when our planet passes through the pieces of a disintegrating comet called Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3). It isn’t just an exciting opportunity for skywatchers; come scientists eagerly anticipate the encounter as well. According to NASA, the meteor shower could amaze (or disappoint) overnight on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) and run into early Tuesday.

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