Fire in the sky

Science

What looks like the beginning of an alien invasion movie is actually dashboard camera footage of a meteor recorded by an Edmonton, Alberta, police cruiser:

From the local newspaper’s site:

Peace officer Adam Baxter was pulled over on Saskatchewan Avenue in Devon when he saw the phenomenon and captured it on the small, video camera mounted on the dashboard of his car.

“What started out looking like a shooting star suddenly erupted into a ball of flame and shot across the sky, disappearing behind the tree line,” he said.

Sources: Laughing Squid | Edmonton Sun | YouTube

Don't miss a story! Get Nerdvana updates delivered to your inbox.