February 16th, 2009
09:47 PM ET

Daylight Meteor over Texas?

The reason for the question mark here is that we're still not sure what the thing was.  Called a "fireball" and recorded by a videographer covering a footrace, the object that streaked across the Texas sky looked a lot like a meteor and was accompanied by a sonic boom.

What we do know, according to the U.S. Strategic Command, is that it wasn't the remains of satellites that collided in orbit last week.  A spokeswoman from the command said, "It's possible it was some kind of natural phenomenon - maybe a meteor."

It certainly looked like that to me.  I've seen a few of those before, though rarely that bright and never in the daytime.  What do you think it was?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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