There might be a
meteor shower emerging from Hercules tonight, so keep your eyes peeled on the region.
Astronomers are keeping
an eye on the shards of broken-up comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
To see if that generates
a stream of little space rocks harmlessly blasting into Earth's atmosphere.
NASA astronomer Bill Cooke
called the potential meteor shower milestone an "all or nothing event" in an agency blog post.
If the debris from SW 3
was traveling more than 220 miles [354 kilometers] per hour we might see a nice meteor shower
"If the debris had slower ejection speeds," "then nothing will make it to Earth and there will be no meteors from this comet."