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Thursday, May 26, 2016

COOL | Artificial shooting stars, anyone? Japanese company wants to make meteor showers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Enter Japan, a nation that's been one of the leaders in invention and innovation. Tokyo (Japan) will be hosting the 2020 Olympics and a company called Star-ALE has revealed it wants to create artificial showers which could be a possibility come 2020.

Yep, how cool is that!? Definitely ayos!


Star-ALE aims to launch a spacecraft that releases around 500 to 1,000 spherical pellets in low orbit. These pellets will then fall towards Earth, re-enter the atmosphere, burn and produce a flash of light similar with what you see during meteor showers. No, hindi Meteor Garden ang tinutukoy ko with all those pa-cute dudes and that inaaway na chinita haha.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Ale Co., Ltd.

Through project Sky Canvas, these pellets, each costing $8,000, will be composed of some common elements we see in the periodic table which will give colors to the artificial meteors from green (Copper, Cu) to pink (Lithium, Li).

But wait, wait, wait! Don't get your hopes so high! The company is still yet to know if they will push through with it on the Olympics. So far, the spokesperson concluded that "articles claiming that we 'want' to provide shooting stars for the Olympics are true, but those that claim that we 'will' or 'have proposed to' are no."

What is to expect though is that, if this indeed will happen, it's going to be fantastic! Imagine seeing meteors shine brighter than the brightest star in our sky at night, Sirius! Everyone would wish to be in Tokyo by that time!

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