- A meteorite reportedly the size of a house fell on the
NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police have said.
- A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST)
near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.
- The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in
an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.
- The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour
and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash
- Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite
about 9pm, police said.
- No other reports were received by police and extensive
police patrols of the area for more than an hour did not turn up the space
- "We went out to check if it was something bad, like
a plane," said a police spokesman.
- "However we didn't find anything - there was no
bloody great rock sitting in the middle of the highway, anyway".
- Police intend on talking to the original witness again
later today in an effort to pinpoint the impact site, but admit that unless
someone literally stumbles over the meteorite, the chances of finding it
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