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Multicolored Artificial Meteor Showers Launched From a Satellite Are Coming Soon

High above Earth, a satellite traveling 7.8 kilometers a second opens on one side and launches 1,000 spherical pellets. Though this might sound like the opening scene of a science fiction movie or a villain plot from the world of James Bond — it is anything but. It is the vision of Lena Okajima, CEO and founder of the Japanese startup ALE. She and her team have developed the pellets. The precise recipe is kept secret, but the result of their chemical composition is not. As the pellets fall through Earth’s atmosphere, they will start to burn, lighting up the… read more