MESSENGER Spies a Meteor Shower… on Mercury

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A meteor stream from 2P Encke vs the orbit of Mercury. Image credit: NASA/Goddard, Artist’s concept

Leonid meteor storms. Taurid meteor swarms. Earth is no stranger to meteor showers, that’s for sure. Now, it turns out that the planet Mercury may experience periodic meteor showers as well.(…)
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