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On Sunday night, a huge fireball illuminated the Texas sky.
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On Sunday night, a huge fireball illuminated the Texas sky.

More than 200 people reported seeing the meteor, which was particularly big and bright, when it passed through the atmosphere around 10:52 p.m. local time, according to the American Meteor Society. The organization claims that several witnesses who were close to the flight path heard a delayed sonic boom, suggesting that meteorites from this fireball may have survived all the way to the earth. Oklahomans and Louisianans both claimed to have seen the fireball. It was what? An abnormally huge meteor was the fireball that folks in Texas observed slicing across the sky. Surprisingly, the majority of meteors are tiny—roughly the size of a sand grain. A softball- or grapefruit-sized meteor can emit as much light as the full moon when it enters Earth's atmosphere, but only for a brief period...