Explosion Rocks Nevada

Did you hear it Sunday morning? A very large explosion was heard in Northern Nevada and parts of California. Rattling windows for hundreds of miles around, many thought it was an earthquake.  But it wasn’t. Astronomers have said that it was “likely” to have been a meteor exploding as it entered our atmosphere.

911 rang off the hook and many people called to report seeing a flaming object streak across the morning sky. A Reno, Nevada woman actually got a snap shot of the event. Channel 8 News (KLAS) used the photo in their breaking new report at 11:54AM. Oddly enough, the picture was absent at their 9:09PM update.

Makes you want to say “Hmmmm?”

I got a look at the picture and it reminded me of the went Shuttle Columbia broke up at it reentered the atmosphere.

If I took that picture, it would be all over the news. I’d sell it to the highest bidder. Why not? It’s

Wait a minute!

Columbia breaking up in 2003.

CBS news just put the picture up. Credit was given to Lisa Warren. Let me go back and Google it before I shoot my mouth off. They credited the picture to the Reno Gazette Journal but even they don’t have the picture up.

Here’s the picture Lisa Warren took.




Kinda make you think. Sure, it could have been a meteor. But it exploded in mid air leaving no evidence. If we don our foil helmets for a minute we could discuss the smoldering cylinder found near Reno. However, lacking reports of Giant Tripods burning Lake Tahoe to the ground, it probably was a meteor.



Aurora coming back from a mission and exploding (or maybe just slowing down).

Nah…was most likely a meteor. Move along people nothing to see here.

Never Discuss Science with a Kid.

You never know where it might lead. My seven year old daughter, Rosie asked where do falling stars hit when they fall? I said, “Stars don’t fall, what you see is a meteor.”

Things then went all to hell.
Rosie: “What’s a meteor?”
Dad: “A rock.”

Rosie:”What happens when it hits?”
Dad: “How big a rock?”
Rosie: “As big as a house.”
Dad: “Everything dies.”
Rosie: “Even your friend, if they live on the other side?”
Dad: “Yep.”
Rosie: “I don’t think that would happen.”
Dad: “It already has.”
Dad: “Have you ever seen a living dinosaur?”
Rosie: “Yes. No wait a minute, no.”
Dad: “A meteor killed them all.”
Rosie: “All of them?”
Dad: “Yes.”
Rosie: “Did it kill everything?”
Dad: “Yes.”
Rosie:”Then why are we here?”
Dad:”Well, it didn’t kill everything.”
Rosie: “What was alive?”
Dad: “Little furry animals.”
Rosie: “Did the little animals grow up to be us?”
Dad: “Yes.”
Rosie: “Were they little monkeys that grew to a bigger one, then a bigger one, then to us?”
Dad: “Something like that.”
Rosie: “Why did that happen?”

At this point she has me kind of stuck.

Dad:”Because that is what God wanted to happen.”