According to NASA scientists, a streaking fireball was spotted in the skies over three Southern states. After the fireball was spotted, NASA scientists confirmed that fragments from the meteor were found on the ground in Mississippi.
NASA said the meteor was going 35,000 mph when it exploded in the sky. The fireball exploded somewhere near Louisiana – Mississippi border.
“There are confirmed reports of meteorites being found in the area east of Natchez,” NASA said while sharing an image of one of the meteorite pieces in a Facebook post on Monday.
People all over Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi reported that they saw the meteor in the sky around 8 AM Wednesday. NASA said the fireball was more than ten times brighter than a full moon at its peak.
According to NASA, the law dictates that meteorites belong to the owner of the property on which they fell. However, NASA did say to the public, “We are not meteorite people, as our main focus is protecting spacecraft and astronauts from meteoroids.” So, we will be unable to identify any strange rocks you may find – please do not send us rock photos.”