Shooting Star

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A shooting star is a common name for the visible part of small dust or rocks from space, as it travels through the Earth's atmosphere while burning up, which gives it the commonly known name of "a shooting star." If large enough, the meteoroid will fall to sea or land and be considered a meteorite.

Shooting star may also refer to:

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Science and mathematics[edit]

  • Hypervelocity star, a type of star that moves at unusually high velocities across the galaxy
  • Dodecatheon, a genus of herbaceous flowering plants
  • Dodecatheon pulchellum, also known as pretty shooting star, few-flowered shooting star, dark throat shooting star and prairie shooting star
  • An algorithm for calculating the shortest path, in a graph



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