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Photograph of a shooting star – known to scientists as a meteor



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Photograph of a shooting star – known to scientists as a meteor
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A bright meteor, observed on 13 August 2007 at 22:39 hours from the geodetic observatory at Wettzell, in Bavaria. As part of the 'European Fireball Network' – in which the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) participates – every night, 25 automatic camera stations scan the skies above Central Europe and, when visibility is good, record all meteors.

Credit: DLR.