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Which of the following celestial bodies are also known as shooting stars?
1. Meteorites
2. Satellites
3. Comets
4. Asteroids

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Meteorites

The correct answer is Meteorites.

  • Shooting stars look like stars that quickly shoot across the sky, but they are not stars.
  • A shooting star is really a small piece of rock or dust that hits Earth's atmosphere from space.
  • It moves so fast that it heats up and glows as it moves through the atmosphere.
  • Shooting stars are actually what astronomers call meteors.
  • Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere before they reach the ground.
  • However, once in a while a meteor is large enough then some of it survives and reaches Earth's surface.
  • Then it is called a meteorite.

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