On a road trip, a couple spotted a very obvious light in the unpolluted Texan sky. Thinking it was a shooting star, they continued to observe it, however it then disappeared and almost seemed to explode. But unlike a shooting star or meteor, it didn't fade, but seemed to fly up into space.
Was this a meteor that was given a boost to the sky after fragmenting, or something far stranger?
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We were driving back from Galveston to Dallas. My fiance pointed out the light thinking it was a satellite or maybe a space station except we noticed a trail left behind. We watched as it went across the sky, stopped for a split second and then just vanished in a small flash of light but the light did't fade like a normal shooting start or meteorite would, it flashed and there was a small trail that went up, as if it stopped then shot up higher into space. It disappeared in plain view maybe 35 degrees above the horizon, no buildings or trees disrupted our view and we had a good view of other stars etc for reference (its out in the middle of nowhere and no surrounding light pollution)