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meteor storm

(meteor swarm) A meteor shower with an enormous meteor rate that occurs when the Earth intersects a new meteoroid stream close to a large originating comet. The most famous was the Leonid storm of Nov. 12–13, 1833, when the rate exceeded 10 000 visual meteors an hour, single observers often seeing 20 a second.
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According to Nasa, this meteor storm would result "from the dust of periodic comet 209P/LINEAR, a Jupiter family comet discovered by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research project in 2004".
The immense Leonid meteor storm of that year caught everyone by surprise even though in Europe it happened in daylight.
Such massive meteor storms are brief and extremely rare," says astronomer Peter Jenniskens at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Meteors in a meteor storm, and only two or three have ever been recorded in history.
However, the last documented Leonid meteor storm occurred in 2002.
Looking further ahead, the best prospect for a truly spectacular meteor storm in the next 50 years would perhaps be the Giacobinids of 2011 October 9, expected to reach maximum at sometime between 19h10 UT and 20h40 UT on that evening.
London, June 18 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station could suffer heavy damage from the worst meteor storm in over a decade, NASA has warned.
According to legend, a massive meteor storm has pummeled the Planet Nara, changing the landscape forever.
Stan James: 100-30 Kastoria, 7-2 Blue Monday, Go Deputy, 9-2 Collier Hill, 10 Relaxed Gesture, Sky Conqueror, 14 The Last Drop, 16 Meteor Storm, 25 Jambalaya, 33 Last Answer.
Formerly trained by Dermot Weld, Relaxed Gesture beat Meteor Storm by an emphatic four-and-a-half lengths at Woodbine.
Last year's Leonid meteor storm yielded rich research results for Nasa astrobiologists,' said Dr Peter Jenniskens, a Nasa astronomer based at Ames Research Centre and principal investigator for the airborne research mission.
Southern California had a winner in Saturday's second-richest race, the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap on turf, as Meteor Storm ($14) beat Millennium Dragon for jockey Jose Valdivia and trainer Wally Dollase.