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Asteroid 2000 PN9?[edit]

Hi. OK, I personally have no idea why this was added to the article about four years ago, but the link describes 2000 PN9 in connection to the meteor shower. This seems nonsensical, as the source is Comet Thatcher. However, the asteroid reached its closest distance to Earth on March 11 (~0.115 AU) and was at its brightest yesterday, and a Google search reveals articles predicting a doomsday for March 15, 2011 (today!) in relation to the asteroid and the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin), but obviously nothing seems to have occurred, and I couldn't find any link to this meteor shower either...hmm. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 18:44, 15 March 2011 (UTC)


The Lyrids generally will display 10-20 meteors per hour - at best! I don't think it is accurate to describe this meteor shower as "strong". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:28, 10 April 2011 (UTC)


Can anyone, relevant to astronomy, explain to us why is such a phenomenon taking place? Why and when is a meteor shower happening? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:36, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

The Earth passes through the old/dispersed comet tail of Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher every year. -- Kheider (talk) 20:06, 21 April 2012 (UTC)