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I have encounterd an asteroid before
Originally posted by BloodSister
reply to post by Insomniac
The ' ssssssssssssssssssssssss' noise it what i heard..
What i saw last year was an astroid/comet because it was on fire making a ssssssssssss noise.. and definatly not an controlled aircraft.
The word bolide comes from the Greek βολίς (bolis)  which can mean a missile or to flash. The IAU has no official definition of "bolide", and generally considers the term synonymous with "fireball". The term generally applies to fireballs reaching magnitude −14 or brighter. Astronomers tend to use "bolide" to identify an exceptionally bright fireball, particularly one that explodes (sometimes called a detonating fireball). It may also be used to mean a fireball which creates audible sounds.