Yes, the Milky Way is the most noticeable part of this image. But there's a meteor there, too. A fragment of rock, ice, and metal travels through space along with other small bits of dust and debris, all excess weight shed by a comet as it made an ardent pilgrimage to the Sun. Suddenly, the fragment gets a tug, pulled toward a new center. It rushes to its end, cruising through increasingly thick blankets of air until, overheated, it blazes brightly to life. Did you see it?