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They Were Attending a Concert When an Extraterrestrial Object in the Night Sky Caught Their Attention


"Came from the dark center of the universe."

A video published online Sunday appeared to capture a meteor light up the Texas sky on Saturday night.

Jamey Maki, who uploaded the footage to YouTube, wrote that he was attending a Modest Mouse concert in Austin when he captured the extraterrestrial rock move across the sky — coincidentally during the band's performance of "Dark Center of the Universe."

"Wow," wrote one individual, "nice timing with the space-related song."

"Came from the dark center of the universe," commented another.

Another video appearing to capture the meteor was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend.

Dr. Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, confirmed that a meteor flew over the Texas sky on Saturday.

"This was definitely what we call a fireball, which by definition is a meteor brighter than the planet Venus," he said, according to CNN.

"This event was so bright that it was picked up on a NASA meteor camera in the mountains of New Mexico over 500 miles away, which makes it extremely unusual," he added. "This was a very bright event."

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