Shooting stars 'come from comet dust'

Jan 31, 2015

Shooting stars 'come from comet dust'

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Suspicions that shooting stars come from comet dust, transformed into fiery streaks as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, have been bolstered by Europe’s Rosetta space mission, scientists reported on Jan. 26. Comets and asteroids have both been eyed as possible progenitors of meteors, also known ...