Yes, that's right. A shooting star is an example of a meteor that enters the earth's atmosphere. They glow brightly because they are moving very fast, so they heat up. Tons and tons of space material rains down on earth every day, but most of it is no bigger than dust. Occasionally, something bigger comes through. We see those as shooting stars. Occasionally, something even bigger comes through that catches everybody's attention. This is definitely one of those.