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The 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which injured nearly 1,500 people in the Russian city, was about the size of 2012 TC4.
Cassini will break up and burn like a meteor into a wisp of stray atoms lost in the clouds.
And only a few months after it was published, Gounelle writes, the idea that meteors came from space was acknowledged in the scientific community.
On September 15, a meteor will burst through the cloud tops of Saturn’s atmosphere, burning bright and breaking apart into hundreds of pieces.
At its peak, 25 meteors per hour are expecting to streak across the sky, according to the Sierra Club.
Hurtling through Saturn’s shroud of hydrogen and helium at nearly 70,000 mph, the spacecraft would have been glowing like a meteor in its last moments -- a fitting finale for a blazing star of the scientific world.
Astronomers say that the best time to look for the meteors is around 2 a.m. on each of those days.
An average shower sees about 80 to 100 meteors per hour, but this year, because of a pesky three-quarters moon, that rate will drop to 40 to 50 per hour, Space.com reported.
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