Meteor Through the Sky Above Georgia

Recently with the help NASA’s fireball-observing network, based at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, researchers can see a brilliant meteor through the sky above Georgia.The meteor was caused by a human-size chunk of an unknown comet.The 6-foot-wide (1.8-meter) space rock burst into Earth’s atmosphere at 10:47 p.m. EDT on May 20 (0247 GMT on May 21), about 66 miles (106 kilometers) above the city of Macon, Georgia. According to scientists when it entered the atmosphere the piece of comet was traveling northwest at about 86,000 mph (138,404 kph).After a last burst of light, the meteor burned up completely 38 miles (61 km) above the town of Villa Rica, Georgia.The Macon’s meteor like a fireball, which is officially defined as a meteor that shines brighter than Venus in the sky.


source:www.space.com