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After a million-year journey, a meteor explodes above Syracuse in 2020 –

The meteor burned up at about 5,000 degrees.



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Syracuse, N.Y. A million or more years ago, a 1-ton chunk of rock escaped the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, bound for Syracuse.
The rock and Earth, both pulled in separate orbits by the sun, dodged each other for millennia.
Until just after noon Wednesday, when that meteor crashed into Earths atmosphere above Central New York, rattling windows, tripping earthquake detectors and scattering ancient debris as it burned at temperatures half as hot as the sun.
Its probably been crossing the…

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