An alleged “fireball” was seen lined up in some places in the sky United States Wednesday night (20) – Speculation about an event that caused an immediate reaction in the networks and the passage of a meteorite very close to Earth.
The U.S. Meteorological Agency received more than 150 notices of the case and even made calls to police from people who feared the plane might crash, according to the network.
However, he explained that although the images captured a long path in the sky like a meteor, this was not the case. NASA.
As the US space agency posted on its meteor tracking profile on Facebook, the person responsible for tearing up the sky was not a meteorite, but a satellite returning to the planet.
Experts have studied the satellite as Cosmos-2551 from Russia. He flew in space from the states of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
“There have been several reports from the Midwest that long fires have spread across the sky in the early hours of the morning. This is not a natural phenomenon: it was re-entered by a satellite above this part of the country and was fragmented, “NASA said in a statement.
* With information from CNN Business
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