Japanese start-up plans on-demand shooting stars

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Japanese start-up plans on-demand shooting stars

One Japanese start-up is hoping to deliver shooting stars on demand and choreograph the cosmos. And, say scientists, it’s not just about painting huge pictures on the night-sky that would be visible to millions of people; artificial meteors could help us to understand a lot more about Earth’s atmosphere.

Lena Okajima, who holds a doctorate in astronomy, says her company, ALE, is intending to launch a micro satellite that can eject shooting stars at exactly the right time and place to put on a celestial show.

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