But scientists aren’t quite sure that the green streak is a meteorite.
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David Dundee, an astronomer at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, said NASA scientists are trying to figure out if the object is natural or man-made.
“It’s a big question mark right now,” he said. That’s because the speed at which the object was moving, 9 kilometers per second, is the borderline between the speed at which either a natural or man-made object would move.
In a tweet, the Meteor Society said it is investigating. It urges people who saw the fireball to add photos or videos to its event page.
The excitement carried over to social media, as #meteor started trending on Twitter.
We’re working to learn more.
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Meteorologist Brian Monahan has your Thursday morning weather forecast.