Meteor Showers Originated from 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann

  • Shun HoriiEmail author
  • Jun-ichi Watanabe
  • Mikiya Sato
Chapter 1: Meteor Shower Activity, Forecasting, Dust Orbits


The nucleus of the Comet 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann had been split into many fragments at least past two returns. Since the related dense dust trail has been detected in the space infrared observation, the strong activity of the meteor shower is highly expected in the future. We applied the so-called dust-trail theory to this interesting object, and obtained several results on the future encounter with the dust trail. In this paper we introduce our results on the forecasts.


Comets: individual(73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann) Meteoroids Meteors Solar system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Astronomical Observatory of JapanTokyoJapan

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