Whenever you hear things like "meteor entering the earth's atmosphere" you immediately start thinking of things like the dinosaurs going extinct or the movie Armageddon. However it's not always like that. I think technically speaking those were asteroids, but I digress.
Earlier this week some folks in the Syracuse,NY area heard a loud boom as a meteor entered the atmosphere.
According to the report from WSYR,
The spokesman says that it is due to the meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere over Lake Ontario. He says events like this are common and don't pose a threat to anyone.
They went on to say that by the time the meteor actually reached land it was probably the size of dust particles.