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Shooting stars are called
1. Comet
2. Asteroids
3. Meteors
4. None of these

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Meteors

The correct answer is Meteors.

  • Meteors are also known as shooting stars or falling stars.

  • It is a small piece of rock or dust that has hit the earth's atmosphere from space.
  • Since it moves so fast it heats up and glows when it passes through the atmosphere leaving bright streaks of light across the night sky.
  • These streaks are called meteors.
  • When the number of shooting stars increases to around 100 per hour it is called a Meteor shower.
  • Most meteoroids are created by asteroid collisions and comets.

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