Shooting star

Shooting star

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Shooting star. View of a meteor track in the constellation Auriga. The stars of Taurus and the Pleiades star cluster are seen at left. The brightest point in the sky is planet Jupiter. The meteor track is caused by a piece of space rock burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, auriga, constellation, from below, jupiter, looking up, meteor trail, night sky, planet, planetary science, pleiades star cluster, shooting star, silhouette, silhouetted, silhouettes, skyline, space rock, starry, stars, taurus, track

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