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What causes a star to fall?

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What causes a star to fall?
A “falling star” or “shooting star” is not a star at all. When you see these streaks of light, they are really meteors, objects made up of tiny bits of dust and rock, that have crashed through Earth’s atmosphere and are burning up. The tail is the visible debris trail that produces the falling star effect you see.