Artificial Meteor Shower for Tokyo 2020

In Japan wollen sie zu den Olympischen Spielen 2020 künstliche Sternschnuppen erzeugen: A man-made meteor shower launched by satellite could open the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.


Japanese research company ALE is bidding to create an artificial meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The project, Sky Canvas, goes beyond your average fireworks display: It involves launching a satellite into space “loaded with about 500 to 1,000 ‘source particles’ that become ingredients for a shooting star,” the company explains.