The fireball could be seen streaking across the Dubai skyline behind the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
University of Auckland’s Dr Nick Rattenbury talks about the significance of the Kepler telescope find and the chance of life on other planets.
Owned by Microsoft co-founder the plane will travel into the sky where it will launch small satellites into space.
Today's launch was the first of three test launches planned for the Complex 1 site on Mahia Peninsula.
Dr Ian Griffin told 1 NEWS locals were very lucky to get such clear footage of the meteor last night.