If you live in the midwestern United States, you may have caught a stunning glimpse of this bad boy streaking its way over the cosmos this week:
And yes, that's correct: It was a satellite, not a meteor. NASA on its Facebook page wrote:
This event was not caused by a natural object; it was produced by the reentry and fragmentation of a satellite over that area of the country
According to the New York Times, the object "was probably a recently launched Russian military satellite that had been showing signs of failure."
Sorry for your troubles, Russia!