One of the most spectacular astronomical phenomena of the year that we observe could come from an intense and catastrophic event, according to the results of new research from NASA.
according to the sheet Spacethis special phenomenon is the Geminid meteor shower with its peak period in mid-December every year. This is a strange meteor shower that raises many questions for scientists. Because he was born not from the dusty tail of a comet, but from an asteroid.
Uyu takes its name from the constellation Gemini (Gemini) where the meteor shower seems to come from, but The origin of the Geminids is the strange object 3200 Phaethon.
Object 3200 Phaethon
3200 Ƥhaethon – (Graphic image by NASA).
ƬIn the new study, NASA explained how an asteroid can produce a meteor shower: A violent high-speed collision with another object in the past, causing the asteroid to partially disintegrate. The second possibility is that he encountered a mysterious weapon.
But regardless, it created a huge pile of debris that hovered near the asteroid. The Geminid meteor shower is created when Earth passes through this clump of debris each year.
The discovery comes from data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which operates in a well-probe zone for the asteroid and its debris pile.
The way this object is less sensitive to heat as it approaches our hot parent star, and the way the dust plume spins in an orbit slightly farther from the main body point to potential collisions in the past.
3200 Phaethon is a carbonaceous chondrite asteroid, older than Earth, dates from the very beginning of the solar system or even earlier, so it is at least 4.6 to almost 5 billion years old.
The group of carbonaceous chondrites also contains elements that may explain the origin of life on Earth. Therefore, every stone he throws on Earth is a great treasure if you are lucky enough to pick one up – like a family in New Jersey – the United States picked up a meteorite from the Eta Aquarids meteor shower in May is a piece of Comet Halley.
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One of the most spectacular astronomical phenomena of the year that we observe could come from a violent and catastrophic event, according to the results of…