Shooting Stars Made of Poop!

Yep, you read that right. According to this infographic from NASA, compacted astronaut poop is ejected from the International Space Station. It heats up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere, turning into a flaming pile that streaks across the sky before disintegrating.

While some people might find that gross, I think it gives me another chance to wish upon a shooting star. On second thought, perhaps that’s why my wishes haven’t come true…

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Categories: Nature Notes


  1. I’m so happy to know this, although I don’t know why.


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