1,000-Pound Meteoroid Explodes Over Texas

  • A 1,000-pound meteoroid likely exploded in the skies above Texas scattering fragments over the ground on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed Nasa.
  • The meteorite had a diameter of 2ft and its destruction was felt near McAllen, Texas, in the state’s southern area, as residents reported loud noises in the area.
  • “Nasa experts believe the object was a meteoroid about two feet in diameter weighing about 1,000 pounds,” the agency said in a statement. “The angle and speed of entry, along with signatures in weather radar imagery, are consistent with other naturally occurring meteorite falls.”