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An unusually bright shooting star shot across the sky Wednesday night, prompting sighting reports from the Chicago area to Indiana, a local astronomer said. A green-tinted burst was reported by amateur astronomers in LaPorte, Ind., just after 8 p.m.., said Adler Planetarium astronomer Chris Lintott. The shooting star, which was a meteor probably about the size of 10 grains of salt, likely didn't hit the ground or become a meteorite, he said. Meteoroids are pieces of material traveling through space that become meteors when they streak through the Earth's atmosphere and meteorites if they strike the ground. At least one motorist on a Chicago expressway also saw the flash.
Originally posted by matrix12
reply to post by SerialLurker
why would that get put on that website if it was so insignificant?