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Meteor soars across the Mexican sky lighting up five different states and shaking houses with loud explosions

The phenomenon was recorded over the centre of Mexico where it was studied by astronomer Jose Ramon Valdes, Coordinator of the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE).

During a press conference, the scientist declared that the fireball was considered by many to be a meteorite.

However, because it didn’t impact the planet, but instead passed through the Earth’s atmosphere, it wasn’t technically a meteorite.

However it was this interaction with the atmosphere that caused the shockwave from the asteroid that people in Mexico heard and felt.

Valdes also signalled that although it could be felt and heard as if it were close by, the fireball probably would have passed by at more than 621mph from the Earth.

 

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