Fireball the Size of a Car Arrives in the Night Sky Over the State of Indiana

Fireball the Size of a Car Arrives in the Night Sky Over the State of Indiana
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Many residents of the US state of Indiana were lucky enough to spot a bright fireball hurtling above their heads at night. It happened last Wednesday, assuring brand new footage that has the potential to go down in history.

IndyStar brings the news about the fireball that left many speechless. Now we can all be grateful once again to the amazing powers of the internet, as it makes it possible for information and video content to travel faster than any meteor!

Behold the fireball in question:

 

The American Meteor Society confirms the fireball’s arrival. However, even many of those who witnessed the cosmic event live didn’t have enough time to bring out their devices to film it. The fireball rushed across the sky for only a few seconds. It even occurred late at night, around 2 a.m., which is another reason why we won’t see much footage of it online. Who would stay awake at that hour just to spot meteors in the night sky?

Our publication has frequently been sharing news about fireballs and meteors emerging in the sky. For instance, one such cosmic object appeared over the skies of Australia last month, while another appeared over the UK a few days earlier. 

Seth Shostak, an American astronomer, once stated:

The stars look the same from night to night. Nebulae and galaxies are dully immutable, maintaining the same overall appearance for thousands or millions of years. Indeed, only the sun, moon and planets – together with the occasional comet, asteroid or meteor – seem dynamic.

Most likely, the meteor appearing over the state of Indiana started to disintegrate in the atmosphere due to air friction and exploded. Nature has given us that gift in order to protect our planet from cosmic objects that are too large and may pose a threat.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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