Help discover the origins of meteor showers by spotting shooting stars

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I WANT to hunt for shooting stars, but it’s cold outside so I’m starting the search from my living room. You can do the same by joining the Radio Meteor Zoo project online.

If you have ever seen a shooting star, you were probably witnessing a small solid object called a meteoroid whizzing into Earth’s atmosphere from outer space. Meteoroids orbit the sun on various trajectories at tens of kilometres per second, sometimes ending up on a collision course with Earth. We see this as a meteor flying through the atmosphere, commonly referred to as a shooting or falling …