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Dear Science: Meteors

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Ben, age 7. Why do meteors sometimes burn up? Surprisingly, we can actually see meteors burning from right here on Earth. Keep watching to learn what special occurrence this is and how meteors end up here on Earth.


Want even more? For more on Meteorites, check out this Science Sunday blog post.

This content was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Do you have a burning science question? Submit your questions to askscience@ctsciencecenter.org or in person at the Science Center and we can answer them for you. 


Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.