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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".
"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.
The immense Leonid meteor storm of that year caught everyone by surprise even though in Europe it happened in daylight.
6 Kyodo A meteor storm expected to pass near the earth Nov.
All of these concerns could become moot on November 17, when a large meteor storm is expected to send as many as 100,000 meteorites crashing into the Earth's atmosphere.
Astronomers believe the Leonids could produce a spectacular meteor storm in 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000.
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When a transport vessel carrying 40 people crashes on a desert planet after being caught in a meteor storm, there are few survivors.
The 1,000 meteors an hour rate would constitute a 'meteor storm'.
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.
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.