It was most likely a fireball — a fragment of an asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere — a NASA scientists said late Wednesday.
Experts and residents offered conflicting explanations, though, about the bright light the streaked through the Southwest.
Residents spotted it soaring across the sky about 7:45 p.m. It looked like a falling star that continued crashing toward a mountain, a Desert Sun reporter in Palm Springs said.
Some described it as a ball of fire. Most called it green, while others said it started as a small white dot before morphing into yellow then green.(see complete article)