MCALLEN, TX – A half ton sized meteoroid crash landed in South Texas on Wednesday and scientist have still not found it.
According to NASA, on Feb. 15, 2023, a meteoroid, sized about two feet in diameter and a 1,000 pounds, entered the atmosphere and landed in McAllen. It's unusual because it didn't burn up in the atmosphere.
The location of the meteoroid is still unknown at this time. Scientist are asking that if anyone finds the crash site or fragments of the meteoroid to call NASA at (321) 867-5000.
The following is a description from NASA regarding the differences in Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites:
Meteoroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids. Think of them as “space rocks." When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere (or that of another planet, like Mars) at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or “shooting stars” are called meteors. When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite.