falling star

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falling star:

see meteormeteor,
appearance of a small particle flying through space that interacts with the earth's upper atmosphere. While still outside the atmosphere, the particle is known as a meteoroid. Countless meteoroids of varying sizes are moving about the solar system at any time.
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falling star

A popular name for a meteor.
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Remember, middle stars are "on the bubble"--they can become super stars or falling stars.
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