Fragments of a dying comet might put on a spectacular show — or pass by without a trace


The 1833 Leonid Meteor storm, as seen over Niagara Falls. (Image credit: Edmund Weiß (1888))

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Jonti Horner (opens in new tab), Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland
Tanya Hill (opens in new tab), Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Senior Curator (Astronomy), Museums Victoria