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NASA meteorcam captures 500 pound meteor near Pittsburgh #science #technology #astronomy #meteor #space

<!--?xml encoding="utf-8" ?--><p>2-17-2015</p><p><a href="http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">NASA’s All Sky Fireball Network</a> captured a 500-pound space rock about two feet in diameter entering the Earth's atmosphere outside of Pittsburgh last night, according to NASA. The object, detected by three NASA meteor cameras, was moving at a speed of 45,000 miles per hour. Visibility was lost at an altitude of 13 miles, but the space agency speculates that fragments, or meteorites, might be found on the ground east of Kittanning, PA. NASA posted this animation from the meteor's perspective showing its trajectory as it raced towards western Pennsylvania.</p>

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