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Choreographing the Cosmos

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“Wouldn’t it be nice to watch shooting stars whenever and wherever you like?” That’s Lena Okajima, doctorate of Astronomy and the founder of a Japanese startup called ALE that wants to create man-made meteor showers. And if Dr. Okajima has her way, the company could create a never-before-seen light show for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Okajima and her team are currently developing a satellite that would orbit the earth while carrying 500 to 1,000 “source particles” that would serve as the catalyst for an artificial shooting star. How does it work? Find out more about ALE's exciting project by visiting Spoon & Tamago below!

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