Monday, February 16, 2009

debris falling in texas could be from satellite collision

from ap: The Federal Aviation Administration has received numerous reports of falling debris across Texas, which could be related to a recent satellite collision. Some of the callers around midmorning Sunday reported what looked like a fireball in the sky. FAA spokesman Roland Herwig says officials suspect the debris could be related to the collision, but that has not been confirmed.

update: US military says 'fireballs' spotted over texas are not related to satellite collision
from wikinews: The United States military Strategic Command (STRATCOM) has said that the 'fireballs' spotted over areas of Texas in the United States on Sunday February 15, are not related to the collision of a U.S. and Russian satellite in space. According to, NASA says the object was a meteor. "There is no correlation between the debris from that collision and those reports of re-entry," said STRATCOM military spokeswoman Major Maj. Regina. "It's a natural meteor, definitely," said Bill Cooke, an astronomer at NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

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