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NASA: Fireball over Southeast traveled at 53,700 mph

 

August 17, 2018



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA says a fireball that streaked across the Southeastern sky was traveling about 53,700 mph (86,400 kph) when it lit up the night over Alabama.

The Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous people saw a very bright streak early Friday.

A statement and video posted on Facebook says an analysis shows the meteor was first seen at an altitude of about 58 miles (93 kilometers) above rural Turkeytown, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham.

The office estimates a small asteroid about 6 feet (1.8 meters)...



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