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Two NASA instruments capture images of most powerful 'fireball' since 2013

A "fireball" is an exceptionally bright meteor that is visible over a wide area. Fireball events are fairly common and are recorded in the NASA Center for Near Earth Object Studies database.

Mar 27, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Watch: Mysterious 'fireball' spotted in the skies of Germany

The fire department of the town of Hoechen shared a video of the fireball on Twitter, terming it a meteorite.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Caught on camera: Huge fireball meteor lights up skies across Midwest, US - Watch

In addition to Illinois and Wisconsin, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also lists sightings in Indiana, Michigan and other states as well.

Feb 07, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Bright meteor streaks across Florida night sky before crashing into Earth (Watch video)

According to Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, the fireball likely travelled at 40 000 mph and vaporized as it hit the atmosphere, lighting up the sky.

Nov 24, 2016, 11:40 AM IST

Watch - Bright fireball lights up pre-dawn sky over Arizona!

According to NASA, the fireball was due to a small asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere above Arizona just before 4 a.m. local (MST) time.

Jun 03, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

Watch: Mysterious fireball over Bangkok sky!

A mysterious fireball was spotted blazing through the northern sky of Bangkok on Monday leaving a trail of smoke and busy commuters perplexed.

Sep 07, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

Fireball seen in night sky in US West was likely Chinese rocket

 A fireball spotted streaking across the night sky late on Monday in the western United States was almost certainly the body of a rocket used by China in December to launch a satellite, an astronomer said Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

Mystery behind fireball after gamma ray burst revealed

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered that short-duration gamma ray bursts are produced by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects.

Aug 04, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

`Fireball` meteor streaks across US sky

NASA has said that the large vibrant meteor which shot through the US sky shortly after 7:50 pm on Friday appeared to be "a single meteor event."

Mar 23, 2013, 13:20 PM IST