Boom and bust: huge, rumbling meteor explodes over Norway

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Boom and bust: huge, rumbling meteor explodes over Norway

Experts say it was probably a large rock that escaped from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

Nora Buli

An “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Reports of sightings started arriving around 1am, with video circulating on social media showing at least one bright flash lighting up a marina at Holmestrand, south of Oslo...

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