What causes a shooting star?



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    Shooting star or Falling star is the common name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it enters the atmosphere to become a meteor. If a shooting star survives impact with the Earth’s surface, then it is called a meteorite.”


    A shooting star is not a star at all, it is a meteor.

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    A shooting star is a meteor falling to earth. What you are actually seeing is the meteor hitting the atmosphere and bursting into fire. It burns up because of the friction caused by the atmosphere and the speed at which it falls. If any bit of the meteor survives and lands on the surface, it’s called a meteorite. Most burn up miles before they could reach the earth’s surface. The are called shooting stars because they look like stars falling in the sky. 

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