MCALLEN, TX— NASA is confirming that a 1000-pound meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere and landed in Texas.
The event occurred on February 15 around 5:23 p.m.
According to the American Meteor Society, the meteor was traveling at 27,000 miles per hour and had the same amount of energy as 8 tons of TNT.
While the meteor did have a large amount of energy officials reported that once meteors continue to travel through Earth’s atmosphere, they tend to slow down and break apart.
There have been no reports of injury or property damage.
The society reported that this is the third meteor recovered this week.
Other meteors were located in France and Italy.