Shooting stars for 2020 Olympics
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Shooting stars from space for 2020 Olympics

21 November 2016 Last updated at 11:49 GMT

When the 2020 Olympics gets underway in Tokyo, Project Sky Canvas hopes to paint the sky above with shooting stars.

The plan is to put a micro-satellite in orbit that will fire tiny particles into the atmosphere.

As they fall to Earth they will burn up and become on-demand shooting stars that can be directed to any chosen location and be seen within a radius of up to 200km (124 miles).

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly went to find out more.

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