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Fireball in the sky?

  1. Apr 15, 2010 #1


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    Does anyone know the cause of the fireball in the sky last night? Was it a meteor?

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/19162074 [Broken]
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  3. Apr 15, 2010 #2
    No official news has been released yet, but given how long it was visible and how bright it was, it pretty much had to be. If it was an artificial sattelite, I would expect a shorter burn time, and I wouldn't expect the fragmentation seen. If it was comet I think we'd have seen it coming, and I'd expect something along the lines of the Tunguska event.
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  4. Apr 16, 2010 #3
    it was extremely bright for meteor in my opinions, all the meteors i have seen went much faster and werent as bright

    but i dont have much experience so my input is pretty invalid
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