Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:45 CST
Did you see it? Just before 7 o'clock this morning, there was a bright flash in the sky. North Texas callers to the KRLD Listener Line described it as a "fire ball" with a long greenish-blue tail. People as far south as Houston and as far East as Louisiana saw it as well. Bill Cook, the lead for NASA's Meteoroid Environment
Office, says that their cameras in New Mexico picked up the flash of light at 6:43 am. "That's several hundred kilometers away," says Cook. " You normally don't see a meteor that far away
He does believe that it was a meteor. "It looks like what you saw was a bright meteor, also called a fire ball." Cook says that it appears that the meteor entered the earth's atmosphere somewhere between Dallas and Houston. He says that they are trying to track where it landed. "This was probably about the size of a basketball," says Cook. "There's no way that it would be taking out a town or anything like that. This thing was pretty small."