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shooting star,

in astronomy: 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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shooting star,

in botany: see primroseprimrose,
common name for the genus Primula of the Primulaceae, a family of low perennial herbs with species found on all continents, most frequently in north temperate regions.
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shooting star

colloquial name for meteor.

shooting star

[′shüd·iŋ ′stär]
(astronomy)
A small meteor that has the brief appearance of a darting, starlike object.
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Intel has created an entirely new entertainment concept by producing drone light shows featuring hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones all controlled by one pilot.
As Lady Gaga's performance began, Intel Shooting Star drones created a backdrop of colourful formations in the sky including twinkling stars that transformed into red and blue moving stars, before creating the American Flag for a dramatic finale that brought Lady Gaga to center stage on the field.
Some might see it once a year -- some have never seen a shooting star [in their life].
A spokesman for Shooting Star, in Hampton, south-west London, said: "We get next to nothing in government funding, so we rely almost entirely on donations and last year was challenging.
According to the company, as Lady Gaga's performance began, Intel Shooting Star drones created a backdrop of colourful formations in the sky including twinkling stars that transformed into red and blue moving stars, before creating the American Flag for a dramatic finale that brought Lady Gaga to centre stage on the field.
Summary: Khaleej Times reader says they could see around 15 shooting stars from Al Qudra.
This year's Perseid meteor showeris expected to be spectacular as double the usual rate of shooting stars are expected to occur, astrophysicist Chrysanthos Fakas said on Saturday.
The award was presented to Shaw & Lisle sales director Andrew Knight by Sean Jarvis, commercial director of Huddersfield Town, and Chris Lee, managing director of Lucas Lee & Partners, who together run the Shooting Star awards.
David Moore of Astronomy Ireland said up to 20 times more shooting stars were expected to jet across the heavens after dark this year.
So in a show of solidarity the three decided to get their heads shaved at the Cutting Corners salon in Wrexham on Saturday - and raise cash for the Shooting Star unit.
The Shooting Star Salesman, directed by Emmy Award winning Producer Kico Velarde and inspired by the music of recording artist and Producer Joel Ceballos, tells the story of an ageless salesman with the magical ability to align individuals with their own unique shooting star to wish upon.
Domhnall Gleeson, Ireland's 2011 Shooting Star, and Bill Skarsgard, who is representing Sweden this year, both star in Joe Wright's upcoming "Anna Karenina.