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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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At least 40 meteors, or falling stars, could be seen per hour, with the meteors speeding through the atmosphere at the rate of about 40 km per second, Pagasa said.
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