Landing down under: People claiming they saw a "house-sized" meteorite slam into Earth and explode with a flash may actually have seen a small space rock streaking through the atmosphere as it burned up, an astronomer said.
Air traffic controllers on duty at Sydney Airport Tower saw a meteorite but did not give details of its size.
Police said several people just south of Sydney reported seeing a huge meteorite whizzing overhead before exploding. The report that it was the size of a house came from one motorist traveling on a highway about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the city.
Originally posted by Pisky
Plus it wasn't the size of a house. Unless there are really small houses in NZ