Ok, so I can't read....OR keep plants alive.
After reading the "hoax" article again, and then watching the news tonight, it turns out that the hoax part was just a guy that said he discovered the meteor on the ground or something - not the meteor itself. The news talked about it - but didn't have any good pics of it. Oh well, I was ready for a good cover-up conspiracy. ;-)
The REAL conspiracy here is the fact that plants won't stay alive for me. I just can't do it. Silk...it has to be silk plants from now on.