"Scandinavian Fireball!"

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On Jan. 17th, a small asteroid hit Earth's atmosphere over Scandinavia and exploded in a flash so bright it turned the nighttime sky daylight-blue. The fireball came as a complete surprise, so photographers were caught unprepared; almost no images were captured. In Sweden, however, an automated video camera recorded the event. Roger Svensson, who owns the camera, has just contributed a new version of the video at higher-resolution than previously shown.

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