June 6, 2013 — About a ton of material coming from comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, during the Draconid Meteor Shower, was deposited in the Earth's atmosphere on October 8th and 9th, 2011 during one of the most intense showers of shooting stars in the last decade, which registered an activity of more than 400 meteors per hour.
A study shows that in the evening from October 8th to 9th 2011, the Earth intercepted three dense spindles of particles left behind by the comet when it crossed through the perihelion.
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Sources: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), ScienceDaily.com .
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