shooting star


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Synonyms for shooting star

a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode

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"Henderson," he called, "you saw that shooting star last night?"
They could already catch glimpses of the huntsmen at the issue of the wood, the feathers of the outriders passing like shooting stars across the clearings, and the white horses skirting the bosky thickets looking like illuminated apparitions.
HONLEY.BASED car-maker Eadon Green has been named the latest winner of the Shooting Star award, run by Huddersfield Town and Lucas Lee.
LORD Barry, president of the Blue Sky Charity, had the honour of thanking campaigning families, community groups and Lloyds Bank for great fundraising for the Shooting Star Unit.
And while going outside to look up is the best way to see a shooting star, you can probably peek through a window if you'd prefer.
Ireland will be able to see the Perseids shooting star show with the naked eye in perfect conditions in the coming two days - with meteors expected to rain down every minute.
A Perseid shooting star streaks across the night sky Picture: DARREN BASKILL/ Royal Astronomical Society
"We are planning to push a used satellite into the atmosphere on a targeted orbit to create a giant artificial shooting star," ALE chief engineer Ko Kamachi, adding that the idea was still in the basic research phase.
is also flirting with the idea of reusing satellites that are already in space and are non-operational to create "giant" shooting stars. "We are planning to push a used satellite into the atmosphere on a targeted orbit to create a giant artificial shooting star," said ALE Chief Engineer Ko Kamachi, adding that the idea was still very much in research phase.
Wilson Combat is committed to ensuring the broad availability and future development of more quality and innovative products under the Shooting Star banner for years to come," said Bill Wilson, president and CEO of Wilson Combat.
Summary: Three hundred Intel Shooting Star drones lit up the sky over Lady Gaga to kick off the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show performance
Some might see it once a year -- some have never seen a shooting star [in their life].
Hope, love, and the courage of an unlikely hero fill the pages of "Like a Shooting Star" is stunningly illustrated and impressively original picture book by cartoonist and award-winning filmmaker Rino Alaimo.
Under this display, 300 Intel Shooting Star drones lit up the sky in a choreographed aerial performance marking the first-ever drone integration during a televised event and a Super Bowl.