Incredibly bright fireball lights up the sky over Alabama

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Last year the United States was treated to a wealth of skywatching events, including the total solar eclipse that dominated science headlines in mid-summer, but 2018 is turning out to be pretty neat, too. We've had our share of cool celestial happenings already this year, and another one happened recently in the skies over Alabama.

As NASA explains, a massive fireball streaked through the sky over Turkeytown, Alabama (which is apparently a real place) at an altitude of around 58 miles. The fireball's appearance was brief, burning bright in the atmosphere before sputtering out shortly thereafter, but it was still incredibly bright.

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