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SCIENTISTS SAY MYSTERIOUS GLOW WAS METEOR BREAKING APART

Scientists believe the mysterious flash of green light seen over Western skies early this month was a meteorite breaking apart -- twice.

The chunk of space rock burned through the atmosphere to create a glow seen over Texas and New Mexico, then orbited Earth for more than 1 1/2 hours before streaking to a blazing doom northeast of Los Angeles, say John Wasson, a University of California-Los Angeles meteorite specialist, and Mark Boslough, a physicist from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.

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