Huge 'meteor' swoops through Nevada skies (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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A giant glowing object soared through the night sky near Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, with excited witnesses rushing to post photographs and videos of the what they believed to be a meteor on social media.

Some videos also apparently show what appears to be pieces of the object breaking up as it swoops across the sky.

The object was also later seen flying across California.

Not everyone was convinced the flying object was a meteor, however, with Twitter users speculating that it could have been a secret alien visit or military weaponry.

Local outlet KSNV reported that McArran airport confirmed the object was not an aircraft since it was too high in the sky.

Other than a meteor, Twitter users and experts speculated that the object could have been falling space debris. Bob Pippin of the CSN Planetarium in southern Nevada told KSNV it could have been a satellite.

Some on Twitter agreed, arguing it was moving too slowly to be a meteor.