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Nasa camera captures 'fire-ball' over Texas

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Video footage of a "fire-ball" flashing in the sky over Texas has been captured by a Nasa camera.
The camera picked up the flash from Nasa's Meteoroid Environment Office in New Mexico.

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Preliminary meteor path and drop zone location (from AMS Data):

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 Latitude: 30°19'23.05"N, Longitude:  96°18'17.82"W

Google earth file: Houston meteor V1.kmz (1kb, kmz)



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Preliminary results indicate that there are meteorites from this meteor on the ground north of Houston, Texas - analysis is currently underway to refine the impact area. if pieces are recovered, it will be the 13th meteorite fall recorded in the state since 1909, and the first since Ash Creek, which fell in February of 2009.
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Meteor or space junk? Fireball flashes through pre-dawn sky across Texas

A NASA expert has weighed in on our now identified flying object: It was a meteor.
Bill Cooke, who heads up the Meteoroid Environment Office, told KRLD (1080 AM) that the flash, caught on the agency's cameras in New Mexico, was likely the size of a basketball.

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Ed ~ Indeed, far more likely to have been a meteor. COSMOS 2251 disintegrated into hundreds of small pieces.



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Did you see the bright meteor over Houston this morning?

The National Weather Service says the large flash may have been debris from Russian satellite COSMOS 2251 re-entering atmosphere.
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