News Post: Fire in the Sky

Video of a fiery chunk of material falling to Earth was captured Sunday, February 15th in Austin, TX during local Channel 8 news coverage of the Austin Marathon.

While some initially thought it may be debris from the recent collision of a U.S. and Russian satellite, the FAA is saying it was in fact a meteor. Scientists estimate it as truck-sized, and local meteorite-hunters are out looking for the evidence.

View the story here, or check out the video in the sidebar at right.

Just goes to show that astronomy sometimes drops in for an unexpected visit. 😉