meteor swarm


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Noun1.meteor swarm - a group of meteoroids with similar pathsmeteor swarm - a group of meteoroids with similar paths
meteor, meteoroid - (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
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A new calculation by Mark Boslough, a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shows that the tree-fall pattern in Siberia is consistent with an asteroid coming from the same area in the sky as the Taurid meteor swarm. Boslough, and physicist Peter Brown of Western University in London, Ontario, gave a presentation at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in Washington this month in which they called for a special observation campaign this June to search for Tunguska-class or larger objects embedded in the Taurids.
The size and shape of the meteor swarm's orbit still remained a mystery.
You've seen the new theory -' It was that a meteor swarm impinged on the rings of Saturn, and chipped pieces off them that fell into the sun.