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What are shooting stars?
A bright line of light appears across the night sky – and popular wisdom would have us believe that any person witnessing a shooting star is entitled to make a wish. With eyes closed, that person must then make their wish, but not tell anyone else what it is. Science also takes an interest in these optical phenomena in the atmosphere, and calls them meteors.
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Last update: 03/12/2009 14:31:18
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