Stargazers Witness Close Encounter

A bright shining object in the skies captivated observers in Suwon on Sunday night. Experts say it was probably a shooting star.

A shining object (in circle) is captured by an in-car camera system in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday. /News 1 A shining object (in circle) is captured by an in-car camera system in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday. /News 1

The object blazed across the night sky for some moments before crashing to earth.

Several videos capturing the scene from in-car systems were posted on social networking sites.

A black rock presumed to be part of a meteorite is stuck in the soil in a greenhouse in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province. /Newsis A black rock presumed to be part of a meteorite is stuck in the soil in a greenhouse in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province. /Newsis

On Monday morning, a black rock measuring 25 by 50 cm and presumed to be part of a meteorite was found in a greenhouse in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 11, 2014 11:56 KST