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Old 09-27-2016, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Meteor fireball seen over AL on Saturday night

Not a doomsday event, but large enough to scare some folks.

NASA confirms fireball over Alabama on Saturday night
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NASA has confirmed a large meteor broke apart over north Alabama Saturday night sending a fall of meteorites to the ground near Lake Weiss near Gaylesville.

The meteor called a fireball because of its brightness was about 15 inches in diameter and weighed close to 100 pounds. It was detected 57 miles above Hoodoo Road just east of the town of Beechgrove, Tenn. at approximately 10:19 p.m. It traveled close to 100 miles at 47,000 miles an hour before breaking apart over the Alabama town of Henagar.

Based on its speed, final altitude and radar signatures, NASA scientists believe the fireball produced small meteorites on the ground. Read the full report on NASA's meteor Facebook page.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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Yeah, the idea we'll get lots of warning time from NASA re a dangerous one is a myth.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:19 PM   #3
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Another one over Australia
http://www.australiangeographic.com....eensland-coast
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