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Mike De Sisti Dashboard cameras, known for dramatic police videos and shots of meteors streaking across the sky, have gone mainstream as more people document their experiences on the road.
Built in the 1960s, the observatory has been used to track potentially dangerous near-Earth objects like asteroids or meteors.
Well into the 17th century, marvels such as comets and meteors were viewed through the prism of religion—as portents from the gods and, as such, interpreted as holy communications.
Unless, of course, a meteor falls from the sky and destroys a race car.
The National Weather Service says the bright light and thunder-like sound in the sky across southern Michigan may have been a meteor.
After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was not thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor.
The United States Geographical Survey confirmed a meteor soared through the sky and exploded near New Haven, Mich., causing a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in the area.
The National Weather Service in Detroit said a flash seen over Michigan and the boom heard was not thunder or lightning -- but instead a likely meteor.
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Origin and Etymology of meteor
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of meteor for English Language Learners
: a piece of rock or metal that burns and glows brightly in the sky as it falls from outer space into the Earth's atmosphere
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