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Object Lights Night Sky Across Canadian Prairies

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the interrupting-the-existing-total-darkness dept.

Space 125

clarkn0va writes "Witnesses as far as 720 kilometers apart reported seeing what looked like a bright meteor falling somewhere on the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary around 5:30 pm MT Thursday, according to the CBC. Here's video of the incident as seen from Edmonton."

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Quick Poll (3, Funny)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859147)

Was it:

  1. An Autobot
  2. Precursor to an asteroid the size of Texas
  3. CowboyNeal

Re:Quick Poll (4, Informative)

kachakaach (1336273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859215)

If it reaches the ground, it's called a meteorite.

The aliens are here! ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860077)

The aliens are here! ... the aliens are here!! ... we interrupt this broadcast to bring you shocking news... "No one would have believed in the last years of...

Seeing the YouTube video, I was reminded of the Orson Welles first radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, that shocked a lot of people, almost exactly 70 years ago this month. The world at least seems to have moved on a bit from the reaction back then. Now its more like, oh cool, light show. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio) [wikipedia.org]

I guess now we have seen far worse in films, the world is a bit less scared of broadcasts like this. (In a way, I guess War of the Worlds was the first reality style story way before films like Cloverfield/Blair Witch made real broadcast like stories popular). Its interesting its almost exactly 70 years ago this month. :)

Re:The aliens are here! ... (1)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860893)

Back in the radio days, it was actually quite common to deliver fiction in a "you're there" format. WotW actually changed all that, what with the mass panic, dozens of suicides, and general craziness that followed it. You'll notice that the format of WotW still isn't followed: they don't do live news coverage of fake events.

There was a bad remake of WotW back in the late eighties or early nineties done in a live news format. There was a near-constant scroll at the bottom reminding viewers this was fiction and not to be alarmed. It ended with the world (presumably) getting destroyed by...umm...meteors.

Re:Quick Poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860089)

If is it written in /. , it's called either Funny, Informative or Interesting.

Re:Quick Poll (1)

fyoder (857358) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860469)

If it reaches the ground, it's called a meteorite.

Exactly. As the song says "Shooting star or meteor, whichever name you like, the minute it comes down to earth it's called a meteorite."

What Is A Shooting Star? [acme.com]

Re:Quick Poll (1)

LingNoi (1066278) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861411)

What do you call it if to hits the ground and comes out the other side back into space?

Re:Quick Poll (1)

kachakaach (1336273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861475)

What do you call it if to hits the ground and comes out the other side back into space?

Dark Matter

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6933 [newscientist.com]

Re:Quick Poll (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 5 years ago | (#25862761)

Neutrino.

Re:Quick Poll (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861585)

If you are referring to #2, note that the asteroid from Armageddon never reached the ground, although much debris did.

Re:Quick Poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859951)

4. ???
5. Profit!

Re:Quick Poll (5, Funny)

dranga (520457) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860205)

I think it was somebody's tool bag burning up on re-entry.

Re:Quick Poll (0, Offtopic)

nozzo (851371) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860243)

Mod parent: (Score:5, Funny) Made me right chuckle :-)

Re:Quick Poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860985)

I actually used that line in the youtube video of it. Ah well.

Re:Quick Poll (1)

walt-sjc (145127) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860237)

4. A $2M tool belt

Re:Quick Poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860899)

None of these. It was the Alberta Legislature's Christmas party.

Re:Quick Poll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25862375)

I think it is Obama's soul and power coming forth...some old name like Lucifer or something rather.
Obama will now bring peace and prosperity to the world.

finally (5, Funny)

steak (145650) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859191)

the aurora borealis shows its true face. the "northern lights" have lulled the canuckians into a false sense of security and now they are ready to attack.

Re:finally (0, Redundant)

Kagura (843695) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859373)

If anybody hasn't seen the video in the summary [youtube.com] yet, watch it right away. My reaction was "holy CRAP". What a hell of a light show.

Leonids (1)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859587)

The Leonids meteor shower peaked on the 17th. I saw two bright meteors just going about my day. One Tuesday morning 5:45 over Oakland airport, one that evening 6:45 PM looking Southward from Las Vegas. Both observations were from areas with bright street lighting, and were very bright nonetheless.

Bruce

Re:finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860087)

Hey, let me just be the first to

Welcome our new Aurora Borealian Overlords!

Bullshit. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859243)

Meteor my ass. More cover-up about the fucking space bugs now running our world. Christ, as if GWB wassn't proof enough.

It's probably that tool bag (5, Funny)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859249)

that what's-her-name dropped from the ISS.

Re:It's probably that tool bag (5, Funny)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859975)

I was thinking that missing spider, after being exposed to radiation from solar flares while in a hard vacuum, finally returned to earth.

And it's mad.

Re:It's probably that tool bag (1)

owlnation (858981) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860489)

I was thinking that missing spider, after being exposed to radiation from solar flares while in a hard vacuum, finally returned to earth. And it's mad.

And don't forget, it has tools too.

Re:It's probably that tool bag (1)

BlueStrat (756137) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860681)

        I was thinking that missing spider, after being exposed to radiation from solar flares while in a hard vacuum, finally returned to earth. And it's mad.

And don't forget, it has tools too.

Tools?

Great! See if it can fix that '77 Chevette rusting in your backyard!

And the video of that mishap: (1)

CptnHarlock (136449) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860499)

Re:And the video of that mishap: (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860607)

gets me why they couldn't just hitch one of the other astronauts up to one of those MMUs and go after it...? Or, maybe they don't have any anywhere on board the shuttle or the ISS. Might be a good plan to drop a couple off on the next mission...

The Sky is Falling!!! The Sky is Falling!!! (0, Redundant)

rjshirts (567179) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859259)

Chicken Little got it right after all.
Off to my bomb shelter. Let me know when it's all over.

UFO (1)

jeffhenson (801813) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859283)

I wonder if this is what I saw fly over Oklahoma.

I thought it was jet but it lacked the familiar colored blinking lights, was much brighter white, and moved faster.

It moved from the south-southwest to the north-northeast.

Re:UFO (1)

sexybomber (740588) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859315)

Could be, dude. The angle seems about right. I guess it would depend on the observed trajectory over Canada.

Re:UFO (1)

sexybomber (740588) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859447)

I know it's bad form to reply to my own post, but I thought I should correct myself. I checked Google Maps, did a few back-of-the-napkin calculations, and figured out that given that trajectory and assuming the meteor was traveling at about 10 km/sec, the Earth wouldn't have rotated enough during the meteor's flight to put Edmonton under its path.

Although, maybe it broke up between Oklahoma and Canada, with one fragment careening off west. Certainly a plausible theory.

Re:UFO (1)

Kagura (843695) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859389)

You may have seen a bright satellite. Sometimes they appear about the same brightness as a star, they have no flashing lights, and they travel at the same speed or faster than planes appear to. It's not at all uncommon to see them.

Re:UFO (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859741)

AKA Iridium Flare. I see them all the time out here in the desert where there's a nice lack of light.

Re:UFO (3, Informative)

Kagura (843695) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859893)

No. I have never seen Iridium flares. The only satellites I have seen are constantly moving dots of light with non-varying brightness. They look exactly like a star moving in a straight line at around the speed you would imagine an airplane to move at high altitude a great distance away. Here is a random link showing 75 different satellites [utexas.edu] that happened to be observed over a nine-day period.

Here is a video of a great Iridium flare [youtube.com] , and here is a video of a not-quite-so-great Iridium flare [youtube.com] .

Triangulate! Triangulate! (5, Insightful)

arth1 (260657) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859285)

With many reports coming in about what direction the object was seen in, can't one simply disregard any wild guesses as to how close it was, and just draw vectors based on the directions of the observers? With this many observers, one should quickly be able to pinpoint the flash, and where to look for meteorites.

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859783)

With many reports coming in about what direction the object was seen in, can't one simply disregard any wild guesses as to how close it was, and just draw vectors based on the directions of the observers? With this many observers, one should quickly be able to pinpoint the flash, and where to look for meteorites.

Ok, I'll start. It was traveling left to right and appeared to land, oh maybe, 100-150km away a little (10-20 degrees) to my right.

With a few more reports like this we should be able to pinpoint the impact to within a few meters.

;-)

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859885)

A couple of problems that are likely to crop up:

Almost all of your observers are going to be located quite close together, in any urban centers. Particularly since there's going to be a lot of uncertainty in the direction they report.

You might be able to get an approximate track by triangulation, but the point at the end of that track is going to have a huge uncertainty associated with it.

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (1)

Shin-LaC (1333529) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860131)

Not necessarily. Assuming the error made by people in reporting the direction is essentially random, by the law of large numbers the average of thousands or reports from a given city should be quite close to the actual direction of the impact point from that city.

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860201)

Yes, but you're only going to get one reasonable vector per city. Take a look at a map of mid to northern Alberta [watertoninfo.ab.ca] . See all the cities? The meteor was visible over a wide area, but a given uncertainty in direction is going to give you a bigger uncertainty in location, the farther away you are, so nearby observations are much more valuable than far away ones. You'd also want to get some observations from north of the track as well.

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861407)

> Assuming the error made by people in reporting the direction is essentially random...

I doubt that's a valid assumption. Besides, few, if any, are going to report the direction as anything more than "to the North" or "a little East of North".

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859943)

As others have pointed out, you're unlikely to get more than a general idea where it fell. That path is a 3D track, so you need more than a few observers. The police video is real nice, since you've got a compass reading and you might be able to sync up the time using flashes. Someway saying, over that way, isn't going to help much.

Which reminds me of one of the problems with people sighting objects in the sky. They lack the usual reference points. When I hear people say, it was huge and flying really fast. I think, wasn't huge, but much closer and slower than you thought. Then they'll say, "It couldn't be man made. Something that large couldn't change directions at such high speeds." Yup, another kook.

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (1)

White Flame (1074973) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860105)

Yeah, it's not rocket science! Oh wait...

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860479)

Why are you reacting like you're living in the 18th century? Nowadays there are tons of weather/military satellites monitoring the Earth, you just have to ask their operators.

A weather satellite captured a similar event in October:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eumetsat-composite-2008TC3-impact.jpg

Re:Triangulate! Triangulate! (2, Insightful)

MachDelta (704883) | more than 5 years ago | (#25862203)

They're already working on it. Reports have come in from as far away as British Columbia. Lots of people saw it in cities all over Alberta and Saskatchewan. Assuming they can get a good vector from the two major population centers that saw it (Edmonton and Saskatoon), finding it should be possible given enough time. They already have it narrowed down to somewhere in the south of Lloydminster, east of Wainwright, north of Provost, west of Cut Knife area. Granted that is a massive area (something the size of Yellowstone National park) but with futher refinements they'll come closer and closer. The real problem at this point is racing against the first snowfall that sticks. The area is having an unusually warm start to winter and snow could come any week. Once that happens the chances of finding any meteorite remains diminish considerably.

thursday?? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859289)

Filmed about 5:30pm Thursday November 20th 2008

This happened 2 days ago and it's just now making it on /.?

The world could have ended and we'd have to wait 2 days before it makes it on here.

Re:thursday?? (1)

peragrin (659227) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859441)

why else visit slashdot from cleveland? when the world ends it will take a couple of days to register with both hence adding several days to your life.

Re:thursday?? (2, Funny)

penginkun (585807) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860137)

Slashdot never could get the hang of Thursdays.

FYI (1)

edalytical (671270) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860349)

FYI: the world did end. I hope this doesn't interfere with any plans you may have made. I wouldn't count on /. posting a story though. Truth be told, no one seems to have noticed except me. Very strange.

Re:thursday?? (4, Funny)

Kohath (38547) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861067)

If it's any consolation, it'll probably be posted several more times before next Thursday.

Missed this completely (5, Funny)

tzhuge (1031302) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859319)

When I first saw video of this on the local news, I had a hard time figuring out how I missed the entire sky being lit up like that. Then I realized that, as a slashdotter, I was naturally indoors at that time in the afternoon. The basement habitat is not conductive to observing astronomical events.... I think I will have to put a webcam on the roof.

Alienhunters know this tactic well. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859321)

If you can create what looks like a meteor falling to Earth as your landing, then after the successful landing hide your ship and drop some space debris (rocks if you like) on the ground. Voila!

Re:Alienhunters know this tactic well. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859367)

If you can create what looks like a meteor falling to Earth as your landing, then after the successful landing hide your ship and drop some space debris (rocks if you like) on the ground. Voila!

Unless it was just a teaser.

War of the worlds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859323)

If we correlate the various observations, we should be able to get an estimate on its exact location.

I want to be the first to welcome our new martian overlords.

Unless they are from Uranus.

*cough*

Flares to Illuminate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859329)

Russian planes,
known as White Swans [youtube.com] to deliver relief aid to collapsed United Gulags of America.

Cordially,
Kilgore Trout

It was... (5, Funny)

Tastecicles (1153671) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859341)

...a weather balloon.

Re:It was... (1)

gyrogeerloose (849181) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860125)

...marsh gas.

Re:It was... (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860171)

dude, you not only missed the boat, you watched it drift away /then/ you jumped in the fast-flowing river after it...

PM? (2, Informative)

DarrenBaker (322210) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859381)

I believe 05:30 MT is 5:30 AM MT, not PM.

Re:PM? (1)

jeffhenson (801813) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859423)

FTFA

"A bright light lit up the sky around 5:30 MT Thursday evening..."

Re:PM? (1)

DarrenBaker (322210) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859511)

Hrmm... You appear to be correct - although I did read the article, I missed the 'evening' qualifier. ...Slowly backs out of room, hat in hand...

Re:PM? (1)

Sanat (702) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859635)

thats OK

Montana is so far back in the sticks that they don't get the Grand Ole Opry till Monday morning so maybe the meteor did go through in the morning everywhere else.

There's only one logical explanation... (2, Funny)

SIR_Taco (467460) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859383)

The mutant space spiders have arrived much sooner than expected. NASA has doomed us all!

I, for one, welcome our new mutant space arachnid overlords

Re:There's only one logical explanation... (4, Funny)

edalytical (671270) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860391)

Too bad they caught fire on atmospheric entry. But yeah.

I, for one, welcome our new burnt-to-a-crisp-exploded-on-impact-mutant-space-arachnid-overlords.

Re:There's only one logical explanation... (1)

R2.0 (532027) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861357)

Too bad they caught fire on atmospheric entry. But yeah.

I, for one, welcome our new burnt-to-a-crisp-exploded-on-impact-mutant-space-arachnid-overlords.

You are whistling in the wind - it has the tools dropped by that astronaut. Using space junk to create a heat shield and an armored vehicle, it is even now advancing on Russia for its revenge. Then it will come to get those who mocked it.

You have been warned.

Re:There's only one logical explanation... (1)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860823)

It was just another QANTAS jet having problems!

Hmm (1)

lastomega7 (1060398) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859397)

Now where's my tin-foil tuque when I need it??

It's the cop firing a flare gun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859399)

Geesh, you canadians are so gullable.
Its obvious that it's a flare, likely fired from the cop's own flare gun.
It was a really big flare gun, probably a yard wide because the flare obviously goes behind distant clouds. I guess at that distance it would have to be a big flare also... may a few feet in diameter and to sustain the G-force from being fired from the cop's big-ass flare gun, it would have to be made of stone or something...maybe iron. So the hick canadians when they find this hot stone or blob of iron, they'll probably say it's a meteorite, but you and I (and the cop) will all know it's just a spent-flare and we'll all have a good laugh and go out for donuts at the local Tim Horton's

Re:It's the cop firing a flare gun (1)

CheshireFerk-o (412142) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859923)

and im the auto -1 =P

Re:It's the cop firing a flare gun (1)

Bozzio (183974) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860611)

Hey! Get back under the stairs!

not a metior (1)

r00b (923145) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859461)

It is not a meteor, it is obviously a flying DeLorean hitting 88 miles per hour.

Deployment Imminent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859509)

Unwitting test subjects in Edmonton, only question is, when full operation commences.

I saw it from the SF Bay Area (2, Interesting)

Matt Perry (793115) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859527)

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I saw it this past week. I was leaving work and turned north out of the parking lot and it was shooting across the sky to the west. It was very green. I remember that much. If this thing landed in Canada then it must have been huge for me to see it from California.

Re:I saw it from the SF Bay Area (4, Informative)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859561)

Matt, there was a forecast meteor shower that peaked on Tuesday morning. At about 5:40 AM Tuesday morning I saw a bright meteor over Oakland airport from the central parking lot. At about 6:45 PM Wednesday I saw another looking South in Las Vegas.

Re:I saw it from the SF Bay Area (1)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859609)

Come to think of it, those were both on Tuesday.

Re:I saw it from the SF Bay Area (1)

Matt Perry (793115) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859671)

Then I probably saw a different meteor altogether. It was still stunning!

smaller object (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859563)

Saw a small meteor go over the Ottawa area somewhere between 8h30pm local time, last night. Some fragment of or a smaller object traveling with this bigger object maybe?

Fireballs better than piddly shooting stars. (4, Interesting)

Cruciform (42896) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859575)

I've seen a lot of "shooting stars" in my time, but they don't compare at all to seeing a meteor fireball like this.
I managed to see two in a one month period back in 2001, when leaving the office at 330-430 at night. (London, Ontario, August 20th for the first one)

One was silent, but the other one roared like a jet shortly after it passed. I assumed that the second one was smaller but appeared the same size because it was much closer, hence the sound.

Moments like that make me wish we had the ability to capture our memories digitally for playback.

Re:Fireballs better than piddly shooting stars. (1)

gijoel (628142) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860519)

If you had lived in London, England, then I would have said it was another damn Christmass invasion.

But as you're in Canada I'd say it's just a Soviet Nuclear sat, spreading radioactive joy over the Great White North.

Re:Fireballs better than piddly shooting stars. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25861347)

Yeah i live in western NSW, Australia and if i lay outside on a clear night (read most nights) i can see probably between 5-20 shooting stars a night. But those are just flashes that last from half a second to a few seconds. This is something entirely diffrent! Would have been amazing to see.

Re:Fireballs better than piddly shooting stars. (1)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 5 years ago | (#25862863)

Just drive out to the countryside when a big meteor shower comes in. I drove out into the desert a few years back for one of the big Leonid events and I saw hundreds, although none was a big as this one of course. You could even hear a couple.

Seconds 12-14 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25859599)

Pause and click through seconds 12 - 14 on the video. It flashes bright, then dim then bright... multiple explosions... first the left Nacell then the right.

Better video (0, Offtopic)

antikaos (1166401) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859667)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv2Ozovf9Ls [youtube.com] you can really see it fragmenting in some of those shots

Re:Better video (1)

Yetihehe (971185) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859749)

Yeah, except some of the shots are even from 1997

Ob Quote (0, Redundant)

rlp (11898) | more than 5 years ago | (#25859815)

I for one welcome our new bolide overlords.

Strange objects over Western Canada ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860091)

Now if they could just find three wise men and a virgin, they could do a nativity scene.

720 km? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860127)

720 kilometers? How many football fields is that?

Re:720 km? (1)

konadelux (968206) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860223)

7200 Canadian football fields :)

High or low altitude? (1)

bpjk (305635) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860255)

I thought the consensus nowadays was that meteors stop burning/glowing ate dozens of kilometers of altitude (it's mentioned in some of the linked reports as well)

However, in some of the footage the thing can be see to go through a layer of clouds.

Is it possible for clouds to be that high up?

Re:High or low altitude? (1)

konadelux (968206) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860293)

Reading about it, it seems that it's a trick played by the curvature of the earth; the object looks a lot closer than it really is.

Re:High or low altitude? (1)

bpjk (305635) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860421)

If that was the case, the clouds would be subject to the same effect so there would be no difference between clouds and meteor.

Also, even if that was an effect that played here, seeing the thing pass *through* a layer of cloud makes that point if relevant: if it passes through clouds, the clouds and the meteor must be at a similar altitude.

Re:High or low altitude? (1)

konadelux (968206) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860549)

For sure, but watching the video linked in the summary closely, it looks like it goes *below* the clouds but I can't actually see it go through them, which could be a trick of perspective.

Other videos might show differently of course.

Re:High or low altitude? (1)

bpjk (305635) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860599)

Hmm, looking at several videos again, you're right. My mistake...

* Note to self: brain before blab

Re:High or low altitude? (1)

jeffb (2.718) (1189693) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860769)

I saw the Sun "go through a layer of clouds" this evening, and its altitude was considerably higher.

Look again at the video, thinking of it as a high-speed sunset. The meteor looked like it was heading more or less straight down, but it was likely heading mostly toward or away from the observer.

lost tool bag (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860273)

You know that tool bag that the astronaut lost the other day?

Video taken down (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25860579)

Just a heads up they yanked the video. Odd that there would be copyright issues since it's police video. I'm sure some of the other links are still working but the story link is dead.

Someone at /. better check the code... (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | more than 5 years ago | (#25860583)

from the front page a minute ago:

Science: Object Lights Night Sky Across Canadian Prairies 75 of 70 comments

Just in time for Thanksgiving (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25861209)

Roasted ET with Alfredo Sauce.

Tastes just like chicken!

BLAME CANADA! (2, Funny)

religious freak (1005821) | more than 5 years ago | (#25861955)

At last George Bush's final master stroke just weeks before his term ends - the invasion of Canada.

Re:BLAME CANADA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25862797)

shut the fuck up, bitch ass trick.
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