Did you see a bright light streaking overhead Sunday night?
“A sizable meteor soared over the state and was captured by our fireball camera,” said Joe Schulman, director of Marketing. “The camera is part of a NASA project to record meteors and use multiple cameras in the southeast to triangulate their speed, location and origin in the solar system.
“The meteor we picked up on Sunday was traveling more than 52,000 miles per hour.”
While it was too bright for the camera to determine its core, manual analysis could tell scientist more about the meteor first spotted over Duluth that fizzled out between Stockbridge and McDonough, according to space.com.
In addition to still shots, the camera captured a video recording of the meteor.