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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:38 AM

5. Sonic boom

I believe the sound is the sonic boom from it entering the atmosphere. It would occur several seconds after the meteorite passes by. These are called fireballs or bolides. Pretty cool, though I would personally have a Ted Nugent moment if I ever saw one live - if ya know what I mean.

Here's a link to more info, specifically regarding one that happened in the USA in the 70's.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090302.html

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