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Event ID:  3095
Contact Name:  Ruth Netting
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Contact Phone:  202-358-0539
Organization:  NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate
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Dates:  11th October 2011 to 18th October 2011
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  Washington
City:  DC
Event Name:  ScienceCast: Draconid Meteor Outburst
Event Description:  Several studies1 predict that on 8 October 2011, Earth will encounter several trails of dust produced by comet 21P/Giacobini–Zinner in the late 19th and early 20th century. This is expected to cause a moderate enhancement in the meteor activity. The precise number of meteors is highly uncertain, but estimates suggest a peak level of up to 1 to 10 shooting stars per minute. Unfortunately, only 5 to 20% of these meteors will be visible because of the disturbing light from a nearly full moon, so observers are likely to see only 1 meteor per minute or less. However, the event is of great interest to scientists because it will help them understand how meteor showers form and evolve.
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