The Bolide; she and the Enterprise had made a raid on Ithunn.
The bolide was not white-hot, then, as when it passed over Thrawn Island.
This probably refers to an unusually large “bolide” or “fireball.”
It said blandly that a bolide—a slow-moving, large meteoric object—had been observed by radar to be descending to earth.
Everybody's over at the tracking station, arguing ...