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That splendid light in a sky? A meteor or space debris, experts say

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.

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