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3 Mar 2018, 06:00 UTC
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A brilliant streak of light flashed above Long Island on the afternoon of October 18th, startling hundreds of observers. Another one was seen above northern New York a few weeks later. And in early January, yet another one punctuated the night skies of Manitoba and Ontario.

All three of these events were fireballs — chunks of space rock burning up as they slammed into Earth’s atmosphere.

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