NASA’s website has announced that the Northeast Fireball of July 23, 2001 was not part of a meteor shower, but may have been a small asteroid like the Yukon Fireball of 2000 or the Peekskill Meteor of 1992.

Neither of these objects produced the kind of massive sonic boom that struck the Northeast yesterday evening, and how an object small enough to go undetected could have generated such a large shockwave remains unexplained.

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