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Did Stars Fall on Alabama?

A large fireball has exploded over Alabama! The meteor was witnessed the evening of August 2nd by observers on the ground, as well as NASA's All Sky Fireball Network cameras. 

NASA has since confirmed that a meteoroid approximately 15" long broke apart over the town of Henagar, AL, with a large fragment travelling as far as the town of Gaylesville, AL.

Orbital reconstruction has placed the meteoroid's origin between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

You can read more details and see video of the Alabama fireball here!

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