Fireball Spotted Over Southern Mississippi, NASA Confirms

A loud boom prefaced a streaking fireball spotted in three Southern states, scientists confirmed Thursday

More Than 30 People In Arkansas Louisiana and Mississippi reported seeing the exceptionally bright meteor in the sky around 8 a.m. Wednesday

It Was First Spotted 54 miles (87 kilometers) above the Mississippi River, near Alcorn, Mississippi, officials said.

The Object, Which Scientists Called A bolide, moved southwest at a speed of 55,000 miles per hour (88,500 kilometers per hour), breaking into pieces as it descended deeper into Earth’s atmosphere

It Disintegrated About 34 Miles Above a swampy area north of the unincorporated Concordia Parish community of Minorca in Louisiana

One Witness Told That She Heard A loud noise and then looked up and saw an “orange fireball the size of a basketball, with a white tail behind it,” heading west toward the Mississippi River

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