By: Tiffany Barnes
On January 16 around 8pm, a bright light flew in the skies of Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Around 8:15 pm, there was a loud explosion that could be heard in all of Michigan. No one knew what was going on or what had happened, until NASA officials confirmed that a meteor had flown over Southeastern Michigan.
People were confused and shocked to hear that a meteor had been spotted in Michigan. Some people didn’t believe it at first, but eventually a video of the meteor in the sky was released by Detroit News. Senior Amber Baker said that she thought that someone was knocking at her front door. “I was doing my school work and happend to hear a knocking sound, when I opened the door, no one was there. It was strange.”
As of right now, experts are trying to find the remains of the meteor, according to Detroit News. Detroit News asked a few questions about what happened to the rock. “It exploded, and the object itself didn’t hit,” said Michael Narlock, Head of Astronomy at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. “So we’re talking about finding the debris field, and that’s hard to determine. There’s still some debate about what path it took.”
Although the they have confirmed that it was definitely a meteorite, no one knows why or how it happened. “We’re still piecing together the forensics about exactly what this was, even though there was video surveillance and tens of thousands of people saw it. We’re still trying to figure out what happened,” said Narlock.