Fireballs falling out of the sky in Texas

United States
February 15, 2009 6:11pm CST
I was just reading this on the news. People all over Texas are reporting fireballs falling from the sky. They think its coming from the collison between the satilites. The news article was really short so thats all I have. Did anyone hear about this? If you live in Texas did you see the fireballs??
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• United States
16 Feb 09
The earth gets hit with stuff all the time. Most of it does in fact get burned in the atmosphere, occassionally some gets through. If there is alot of them falling in one area, it could be a satelite collision. There are countless amounts of them circling us as we speak. A lot of them are no longer in use and just kinda cruise around. It's inevitable that they will run into each other. Another possibility is a solar flare up. I have not heard of any major recent solar storms, but, this certainly would be a possibility. I hope nobody gets hurt. Wear your helmet!
• United States
16 Feb 09
Recently there was a major satellite collision and they think it may have something to do with that.
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• United States
16 Feb 09
There was a bit about this on the newscast at 10 pm last night here in Houston. The debris is being held for identification by government officials. I have not seen any fireballs, and I hope I don't!
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I hadn't heard about it until I read this post, so I looked it up and found http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,493344,00.html on Fox News. however, I agree with the above poster that things hit the Earth all the time and get mistaken for things like meteorites.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Feb 09
that means I'd have to go outside, and out side - BAAAADDDD
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@snowy22315 (76276)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I havent heard anything about this. I hope no one ets hurts by the fireballs. i think there are many fireballs that could be around, but there are some that are falling to the earth and some that are not. I think most of these burn out in the atmosphere. I think there ae too many not to notice.
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• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
[VIDEO TITLE: Feb 15th 2009 Texas Fireball CNN UFO OVNI Meteor Debris of Satellite Burning Re-entry ?? HI-DEF : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QIdmzL_Miw ] That video was taken this morning, Sunday, February 15th, 2009, during the Austin Marathon in Central Austin, Texas USA. I think it is debris from an artificial satellite falling down to earth. According to the artificial satellite history, there have been about 4000 launches (some with multiple payloads) and my guess is that several hundred of the satellites involved are still active. Nine individual countries have launched satellites (USA, Russia, Japan, China, France, India, Israel, Australia, UK) as well as international consortia (ESA, the European Space Agency, being the most important of those). A large number of countries have enough money and could easily acquire the technology to launch satellites, but choose for economy and convenience to either have another country launch their payloads or to participate in the space projects of other nations.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
16 Feb 09
It was on this morning's news and they said it wasn't from the collision, i wonder what is going on, the last time there were fire balls on the west coast they said it a a meteoric shower.