We are deadly serious here. Some shooting stars are astronaut poop. That’s right, you read it here first. It now seems that not all of the hurtling hot pieces of bright lights that we see streaking across the night sky are meteors at all. In fact, you may have actually been wishing upon a turd (no wonder my wishes never come true). So how is it that we know that some shooting star are astronaut poop?
Col. Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency explains in the video shown below. Basically, for those who don’t want to watch the video, it all comes down to the mechanics, physics and waste disposal system used in space.