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Little chunks of rock and debris in space are called meteoroids. They become meteors -- or shooting stars -- when they fall through a planet's atmosphere; leaving a bright trail as they are heated to incandescence by the friction of the atmosphere. Pieces that survive the journey and hit the ground are called meteorites.

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zenith

The point on the sky directly above the observer.

zodiacal light

a faint glow from light scattered off of interplanetary dust along the plane of the ecliptic.

 
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zenith

The point on the sky directly above the observer.

zodiacal light

a faint glow from light scattered off of interplanetary dust along the plane of the ecliptic.