Friday, January 10, 2014

ISON"s New Meteor Shower?

You all remember Comet ISON, right? The little comet that couldn"t? In late November, ISON disappointed skywatchers all over the world by not surviving it"s trip around the Sun. There was no "comet of the century" to be seen in December as ISON was little more than a diffuse collection of dust. Even then, ISON has managed to continuously surprise astronomers with it"s peculiar behavior. The dust trail left behind by ISON might be the subject of some more interest.

Around January 12th, Earth will be passing through the debris trail left behind by ISON, paving the way for another annual meteor shower. Only, this meteor shower is likely to have some very interesting properties.

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