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FAA: Fireball was likely a meteor

Feb. 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said a ball of fire reported in the sky over Texas was most likely a meteor.

The FAA said it received reports ranging from Houston to Oklahoma about the fireball in the sky Wednesday evening, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Thursday.

"Given that it was seen by a large number of people across so many miles makes it likely it was a meteor or a piece of space junk, but most likely a meteor," FAA Southwest region spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford said.

Authorities in Texas said they have not received any reports of damage from the falling object.

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