There were countless reports Tuesday dusk of a splendid light streaking opposite a skies in tools of California and Nevada, call all sorts of conjecture about what it competence be.
People posted videos and photos of a light on amicable media, with some observant it lasted 10 to 20 seconds.
The Los Angeles Police Department pronounced it had not gotten any reports of a lights. A orator for a Federal Aviation Administration could not immediately be reached for comment.
Some, such as Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office, pronounced it was probably a meteor. Fireball events start roughly nightly somewhere on Earth, he said, though are not customarily seen over populated areas.
“Fireballs start when tiny — basketball-sized or Volkswagen-sized — asteroids enter a Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate from a windy friction,” Yeomans pronounced in an email.
A U.S. Strategic Command representative, however, told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that a fireball was a Russian rocket body.
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