An Irish astronomy group is calling for help in tracing the origin of a huge explosion in the skies over the country on Thursday evening.

Astronomy Ireland said it was currently investigating the explosion, which occurred at 2100 BST.

A spokesman said the most likely explanation was a space rock or satellite crashing into the atmosphere.

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  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    September 8, 2009

    God did it.

    Gosh, that was easy. When you look through your ‘Jesus glasses,’ the same explanation works for everything.

  2. #2 Eamon
    September 8, 2009

    Now, now! Don’t get down on us because we’re puzzled by these ‘sky explosions’ – it’s just that we’re more used to explosions on the ground..

  3. #3 the real meme
    September 8, 2009

    yeah–every time I pass out from that damned wiskie and hit my head on the cobblestones