Phoenicid meteor shower from dead comet sighted again after 58 years

Published: 25/08/2017
Phoenicid meteor shower from dead comet sighted again after 58 years
Source: PHYS.ORG

The Phoenicid meteor shower (named after the constellation Phoenix) was discovered by the first Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition on December 5, 1956, during its voyage in the Indian Ocean. However, it has not been observed again. This has left astronomers with a mystery: Where did the Phoenicids come from and where did they go?

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