Amazed eyewitnesses managed to capture footage of the fireball as it blazed through the Earth's atmosphere.
"It was really a spectacular observation. People have captured something very special here," said Glen Nagle from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
The explosion over Siberia, which has come to be known as the "Tunguska event," has long puzzled experts.
Throughout history, there have been various claims of people being struck and killed by meteorites.
The object "very likely" disintegrated before touching the ground, Mexican authorities said.
Researchers have unveiled a light of pollution map of the U.S., revealing areas where you can still find "pristine" skies.
The Perseids are the result of debris being released from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it speeds past the Earth in its orbit around the sun.
"The formation of the moon and the origin of Earth's water are two of the fundamental open questions in cosmo-chemistry," said the lead author of a new study.
Multiple pilots reported fast-moving bright lights flying alongside their aircraft.
The space rock hails from the explosive dawn of the solar system.
Asteroids are small rocky bodies that orbit the Sun.
"That's actually what I would expect them to find." NASA's quest for exterrestrial life may have a fungus problem.
"It's like a little cradle inside of the rock."
The meteorites may have come from a potentially habitable asteroid.
Metalworkers in the ancient world would hunt for iron from meteorites to create rare weapons and artefacts.
Before the Iron Age, there was the Space Iron Age.
A "dark blue stone resembling a diamond" was found at the scene of the man's death.
Chemical composition gave the meteor its green color, according to the Astronomical Society of Thailand.