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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Russian rocket parts causing a fireball in the sky

Russian rocket burning while entering the Earth's atmosphere on Tuesday night, December 22, 2015 caused quite a stir in the social media and fueled speculation about what caused the flash of light that glides over the western American space.
Russian rocket burning when entering the Earth's atmosphere on Tuesday night, December 22, 2015 were seen in the sky of Arizona, Nevada and California. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1OoNUpN)
The officials of US and Russia refused to discuss to what the rocket was launched, but several experts outside the government said the rocket was part of an effort to bring some material to the space station. They said the body of the rocket was apparently separated from the part that contains the shipment to the space station and burned when it began to orbit.

Space debris expert who is also a director of the Union of Concerned Scientist, David Wright, told the Associated Press that "it is not something to worry about."

Fireball seen in the sky that looked Arizona, Nevada and California that are part booster rocket from the Russian SL-4, which was launched today on Monday, December 21, 2015, said Julie Ziegenhorn, a spokesman for US Strategic Command. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ABC 7 NEWS]
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