Well, bits of it do - regular and predictable meteor showers happen all round the world, leaving burning trails across the sky as friction burns them away to nothing.
Or does it?
It may be romantic to name an anonymous dot in the sky after your loved one, but how about catching a real "fallen star" for them?
Step 1: What you need:
To catch the meteorites, you will need:
- Magnets in a plastic bag
- A pair of non-magnetic forceps or tweezers - it is possible to manage with nimble fingers, but you are more likely to lose any interesting samples.
- A microscope slide, preferably with a concave depression to stop things rolling away.
- Clear nail varnish or "super" glue (CA glue, crazy glue)
- A narrow-nibbed permanent marker.
- A microscope.