UFO turns out to be Russian space debris

2011-03-28 00:00

THE UFO seen in the sky on Tuesday evening last week has been identified, and it seems that little green men from outer space were not in command of it. Readers described it variously as a “very bright light moving” and as a “bright green light” shaped like a circle which “just disappeared”.

A news report on the East Coast Radio (ECR) website said the African Space Institute has confirmed the phenomenon was part of a rocket that had been launched in Russia in January.

ECR quoted the director of the institute, Brad Inggs, saying the rocket was used to send a weather satellite into space and the debris re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over Durban, far from where it was meant to come down to Earth.

“It was a piece of a launch of a geo-stationary weather satellite from Russia. It was actually supposed to re-enter around about Australia, but it obviously came a little later and South Africans were lucky to pick it up.” 

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