When the shards of a broken-up comet draw near Earth tonight, the chances of a meteor storm are "hit or miss",
But astronomers are
excited about the potential of a swarm of new shooting stars nonetheless.
The agency advises
skywatchers to watch the constellation Hercules tonight for signs of pieces of 73P/SW3
If the shards come to
Earth just right, they may create quite the show high up in our planet's atmosphere.
But NASA says
it's important to keep your expectations open. "We get excited about meteor showers, too,"
But sometimes events like
this don’t live up to expectations — it happened with the 2019 Alpha Monocerotid shower