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  Meteor: Astronomy: Meteors
Posted on Saturday, December 04 @ 15:57:38 CST by astronomy
 
 
  Meteor

METEORS

Whether you are wishing upon a shooting star or counting the hourly rate of the Leonid shower, meteors are sure to capture your attention.



The brief flash of light we call a meteor or more popularly, a shooting or falling star, was once interpreted as a dead person's soul on its way to heaven, or even as a warning of death. The scientific explanation, however, is that a piece of space grit known as a meteoroid is burning up in Earth's upper atmosphere.

 
 
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