A NASA scientist said a loud boom that rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore might have been caused by a meteor.
Residents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk and other areas reported hearing the boom Tuesday night. Some said it shook their homes.
NASA scientist Joe Zawodny told WAVY-TV that the boom is most consistent with a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere. He said the boom could be associated with a meteor shower that peaked last week.
Zawodny said an object as small as a golf ball could cause a loud boom if it was traveling fast enough.
Pam Trotter of Virginia Beach told WAVY that the boom felt almost like an earthquake.