NASA releases footage showing meteor rushing towards Earth at 29,000mph

London: A recent video released by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has shown a mystery fireball hurtling towards Earth at 29,000 mph.

However, the NASA has confirmed that the mystery fireball was a meteor which had entered Earth’s atmosphere, the Mirror reported.

The video was released after NASA received numerous reports of the object over the state of Georgia.

The statement, which was released with the video, said, “All 6 NASA all sky meteor cameras in the Southeast picked up the meteor at an altitude of 50 miles above the town of Georgia (south east of Atlanta).”

The statement added: “A more detailed analysis will be performed and further details will follow if this analysis still indicates the possibility of a meteorite fall.”

According to reports, the meteor was tracked by the space agency as it flew 17 miles above the town of Locust Grove, where it slowed to a speed of 9,000 miles per hour. (ANI)