The "shooting stars" you look for when you need a sign of good luck? Those are just meteors. But for the first time, the experts at NASA identified a shooting star that's actually a star. The star is called Mira. She looks like a white circle with a long, glowing tail, resembling what we know as shooting stars. According to NASA, this real star "is shedding material that will be recycled into new stars, planets and possibly even life as it hurls through our galaxy."
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 11, 2017
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