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A car's dashcam captured the moment a meteorite broke through the earth's atmosphere and formed into a fireball while driving on a road near Torre Grande in Sardinia this Sunday.

The bright light sparking from the burning celestial body could also be seen in eastern Spain and southern France, reports say.

A meteorite is a fragment of rock that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon.

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