Day Twenty-Four – Shooting Star!

The funny bit about shooting stars or falling stars is that they are not actually stars at all.  They are actually meteoroids falling into Earth’s atmosphere and burning up.  The trail of light is called a meteor, and if any space debris makes it to the ground without burning up, it is called a meteorite.  The reason they were probably thought to be a star is because when burning up, they emit a similar light level.

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