Objects in space, do at times collide with Earth. And now with technology we can see more meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites than ever before!
Just last night at around 9:15pm our time, a meteor was caught on tape bursting over the Detroit skyline, and then BOOM just like that, the light was gone.
At times, when a meteor explodes over the ground of Earth it becomes a "bolide", which is just another name for the meteor reaching lower altitudes in our atmosphere but still exploding.
According to the USGS (United States Geological Survey) the exploding meteor registered a 2.0 on the Richter Scale for Earthquakes!
Scary stuff indeed.