This page shows the unlabeled photo: http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11483286%5E13762,00.html I can make out the flash at the top of the light pole, and a dark streak leading to the light pole from the upper left, but the photo is too low-res to see much detail. I'm EXTREMELY doubtful this is a photograph of a meteorite impact -- the odds of a meteorite hitting the top of a pole, and a photograph being taken at the same instant, are (ahem) astronomical. I'm especially skeptical anytime a photographer says "I didn't notice it when I was taking the picture, I only saw it when I got the pictures developed." So there was no other corroboration on the scene -- didn't anybody else see or hear it? If it was big enough to make a smoke trail and a bright flash, it would have made a loud bang -- you'd think the photographer would have seen and/or heard it at the time. There are plenty of more mundane explanations for the photo. For instance, the flash could easily be a reflection of the sun, which appears to be behind the clouds at the top of the frame. Of course, maybe I'm just jealous I didn't take the photo myself! --Joe Orman Joe Orman's Photo Pages: http://pages.prodigy.net/pam.orman/JoeGallery.html Christine Shupla <shuplac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Someone shared this on another listserve and I thought some of you would be interested in it; I haven't fact-checked it or confirmed the source http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11483286%255E13762,00.html -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.