Scientists think a fireball that flew over New Mexico may have been close enough to actually hit the ground.

A Santa Fe astronomer was able to catch the fiery streak on video. Thomas Ashcraft says the fireball didn't disintegrate when it hit the atmosphere. It may have landed somewhere near Taos.

"If we can get other camera angles, than we can put all the positions together and possibly hunt for an important--scientifically important--meteorite," he said.

The event was also captured by cameras at Sandia National Labs. Scientists estimate the meteor was about the size of a basketball all the way up to that of a small car.

Scientists at Sandia think it disintegrated over Chaco Canyon.