The Month Of May
Will end with a cosmic surprise thanks to a comet that is now being torn apart.
According To NASA, The Night
Of May 30 and the early morning of May 31 will bring a powerful meteor shower courtesy of the comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann or SW3.
NASA Says That
The upcoming meteor shower named tau Herculids might be one of the brightest ones lighting up the sky this year.
The Tau Herculids Meteor Shower
Is a result of the debris cloud that resulted from the fragmentation of the 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann (SW3) comet.
The Astronomers Confirmed
That the comet's brightness was a result of SW3's fragmentation as it had shattered into several pieces and was leaving an orbital trail made of its own debris.
The Astronomers Noted That
The comet was in about 70 pieces when it approached Earth in 2006 and has continued to fragment further since then.