“It’s likely a piece of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, it could be as old as 4.5 billion years old,” Dr. Mary Urquhart, a planetary scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas said.
“It was as bright as the sun when it hit its peak “, Dr. Marc Hairston, a research physicist at UTD added. “I could not believe how bright it was.”
“People saw it and that is why you see the videos, you see the people outside, they’re seeing the con trails minutes later, it’s gone and over and then the shock wave comes,” Dr. Hairston said. “That’s what you heard, that loud bang and that’s what broke the windows and it was strong enough that it was literally knocking people off their feet.”
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