On-Demand Meteor Showers Could Soon Be For Sale in Japan

Forget fireworks: on-demand shooting stars are the future of sky-high pyrotechnics.

It sounds far-fetched, but a Japanese start-up company, called ALE, believes it has the technological muscle to manufacture artificial “meteor showers” that light up the night sky. ALE plans to pull off this feat by sending a tiny satellite into orbit that would eject a stream of 1-inch balls that glow as they burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.
Cosmic Firecrackers
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