Science Meteor shower: Halley's Comet showers Earth early Tuesday

Meteor shower: The cosmic litter showering Earth from Halley's Comet will peak on May 5 and 6. This pass produces what is known as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.

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Early Tuesday morning (May 6), just before dawn begins to light up the eastern sky, stargazers have an opportunity to see a meteor shower made up of debris from one of the most famous of comets in history: Halley's Comet.