Transcript for Streaking Meteor Sighted Along East Coast
The bright light streaking across the horizon. This is from maryland. Showing what people saw all along the east coast. So many of you talking about it on twitter. Tonight here, abc's linzie we ask, is our own warning system ready? Reporter: Security cameras capture last night's meteor lighting up the night sky over the east coast. This fireball was, in fact, a meteor. About the size of a small refrigerator. It comes a month after this one crashed in a russian village. The one in russia was a large asteroid, maybe 50 or 60 feet across. It detonated in the atmosphere. Almost like a nuclear bomb without the radiation. Reporter: What happened in russia seems like the stufllywood movies, like "armageddon." Scientists in this country think we should better be prepares for the asteroids or meteors they call city killers. President obama's top scientists telling congress this week behind. The number of undetected potential city killers is very large. It's in the range of 10,000 or more. Reporter: Better detection of the objects could help us evacuate target areas. And one day, even redirect their path. While they want to be prepared, scientists say events like the one in russia happen once in a century. Most meteors are much smaller and land in places where they can do no harm. Scientists say last night's may have landed in the atlantic ocean. We'll never know. Thanks to you, linzie. We turn now to a new
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