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Meteor sighting: Space rock that caused ‘loud boom’ over Utah caught on camera | Science | News


When small space rocks enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, they’re generally known as meteors or “shooting stars”. Residents in northern Utah said that they heard a loud boom early on Saturday. The identical sound was also reported within the neighbouring state of Idaho.

Wendi Melling is a resident of South Salt Lake, in the course of Utah state.

She told Sky News that she was just heading out of the door when she heard the strange sound brought on by the disintegrating space rock.

The noise, she said, was a “loud, deep booming sound”.

The boom, she added, was succeeded by just a few seconds of low rumbling.

In confirmation of this hypothesis, a video clip captured by Utah’s Snowbasin Resort shows a lightweight source streaking across the sky above mountainous terrain.

The resort account tweeted: “Did you hear that loud boom this morning?

“Our webcams captured this meteor flying over Snowbasin!”

The Salt Lake City office of the US National Weather Service also reported that the flash of the meteor because it burnt up was picked up by a satellite detection system.

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