Mystery fireball spotted close to a nuclear power plant in the United States could be a piece of nuclear technology.
An amateur video shows what appears to be a “snowball” falling through the air.
The video was taken in the area near the Urenco nuclear power station in the Denver area on June 25, 2017.
A meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Colorado said the object is in the shape of a “Snowball” and is moving at a slow speed.
“It’s the shape it looks in the video.
It’s not a snow ball.
It looks like it’s been flying around for quite some time,” said Jeff Bunn, meteorologist with the weather service.
The video, which was shot by a volunteer, shows what is presumed to be an object moving slowly through the sky.
Bunn said he was not able to confirm whether the object was a piece or a meteoroid.
“We’re not going to know for sure until we can get some sort of confirmation from the weather agency,” he said.
A second video taken from the same location shows the object, which Bunn says appears to have a similar shape to a “sky ball.”
The video shows the snowball moving at speeds of up to 6,000 mph.
It was also not immediately clear if the object came from the Ural Mountains or a more common area in the country.
The Colorado National Guard said it was monitoring the area.
The White House said President Donald Trump was briefed on the incident, which it described as an “explosive event.”
“The President is focused on ensuring the safety and security of all Americans,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“The President has directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to work with the FBI, National Guard and other federal agencies to determine the source of the event.”