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What causes a " falling star"?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image77
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    What causes a " falling star"?

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years ago

    When you to many people make to many wishes and they all come true! lol

  3. melpor profile image94
    melporposted 7 years ago

    A falling star is another name for a meteor. The meteor glows while falling toward earth through its atmosphere. The meteor glows because heat is generated from friction from the particles hitting the meteor during its descent through the atmosphere.

  4. n.pady profile image56
    n.padyposted 7 years ago

    A "falling star" or a "shooting star" has nothing at all to do with a star! These amazing streaks of light you can sometimes see in the night sky are caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids  falling into the Earth's atmosphere  and burning up.

    http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/Sta … ion12.html