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Scientists can’t explain these mysterious fireballs in Chile

When we Earthlings spot something tearing through the sky in a blaze of glory, there’s almost always a totally reasonable explanation. More often than not, tiny chunks of space rock are the culprit and when they slam into Earth’s atmosphere the friction is enough to set them ablaze. A recent fireball sighting in Chile is apparently not as easy to explain and scientists still aren’t sure exactly what they saw. As LiveScience reports, multiple fireballs lit up the skies in Chile just last week and at the time it was assumed they were meteorites. A handful of the fireballs survived long enough to hit the ground and when they did, they sparked small blazes that were quickly extinguished by firefighters. Se reporta caída de mete ...