A astir 1,000-pound meteor measuring 2 feet wide collapsed into South Texas connected Wednesday, according to reports.
Fox position KDFW successful Dallas reported that NASA confirmed nan meteor collapsed isolated arsenic it fell done nan ambiance to its resting spot adjacent McAllen, Texas, astatine astir 6 p.m.
A meteor from nan Geminids meteor ablution enters nan Earth's ambiance past nan stars Castor and Pollux (two agleam stars astatine right) connected Dec. 12, 2009, supra Southold, New York. (Stan Honda / AFP via Getty Images)
"Although meteorites thin to deed Earth’s ambiance astatine precocious speeds, they slow arsenic they recreation done nan atmosphere, breaking into mini fragments earlier hitting nan ground. Meteorites cool quickly and mostly are not a consequence to nan public," NASA said successful a statement.
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The abstraction agency posted a study of nan incident on pinch a representation showing an area wherever pieces of nan meteor apt landed.
KDFW posted a video captured from a location information camera pinch birds scattering and nan sound of a sonic boom.
According to nan National Weather Service successful Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, aggregate group reported a imaginable meteor successful nan entity west of McAllen. The upwind agency besides reported that nan flash from nan meteor was captured by a Geostationary Lightning Mapper correct earlier 5:30 p.m.
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The lightning mapper outer measures lightning from space, and successful a Facebook station connected Wednesday, nan NWS said location was nary thunderstorm activity successful nan area erstwhile nan meteor crashed.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra posted to Twitter that he was informed by aerial postulation controllers successful Houston that 2 craft reported that they besides saw a meteor successful nan entity adjacent McAllen.
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"The meteor seen successful nan skies supra McAllen is simply a reminder of nan request for NASA and different organizations to summation our knowing and protection of Earth, to harvester technological and engineering expertise to beforehand quality abstraction exploration, to merge terrestrial and planetary investigation for furthering our knowing of nan star system, and to beforehand successful abstraction missions by mitigating risk," NASA said.
Greg Wehner is simply a breaking news newsman for Fox News Digital.