Texas Residents Report Seeing Meteor Streaking across Saturday Night Sky

November 10, 2014 11:47 AM

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Texas Residents Report Seeing Meteor Streaking across Saturday Night Sky

A number of Texas residents have reported seeing a fireball brighter than the moon streaking across the sky on Saturday. NASA has confirmed the incident and is investigating the details.

"This was definitely what we call a fireball, which by definition is a meteor brighter than the planet Venus. This event was so bright that it was picked up on a NASA meteor camera in the mountains of New Mexico", said Dr. Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

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