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Looking Down on a Shooting Star

October 12, 2011

Looking Down on a Shooting Star

Many people have spent time outdoors under a dark sky, watching for “shooting stars” to streak across the firmament. While not actual stars, shooting stars do come from outer space in the form of meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere. This astronaut photograph, taken from the International Space Station (ISS) while over China, provides the unusual perspective