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A meteor is shown over Reno Nevada on Sunday. The former space rock-turned-flaming-meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8 a.m. PDT. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far north as Sacramento, Calif., and as far east as North Las Vegas, Nev.

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Fireball remnants likely in Calif.

Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said Wednesday.

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