NASA Has Found The First Legit Shooting Star | @curiositydotcom
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.”
Mira is located 350 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus, otherwise known as the whale. Coincidentally, Mira and its “whale of a tail” can be found in the tail of the whale constellation.