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SPACE JUNK OR METEOR Live



Social media has been filled with images of a huge shooting star across the night skies of eastern Australia Thursday evening.

However experts from Monash University confirm the stellar display around 9:45pm was nothing more than a two tonne piece of Russian rocket.

The rocket was launched on Tuesday to take a satellite into orbit, then became a left over piece of debris that decayed and fell into the earths atmosphere.

"It looks like it was the upper-stage of a Soyuz's rocket that was launched a few days ago," said Sydney observatory astronomer Melissa Hulbert.

"The tracking and impact prediction matched, time and location, what we saw."

The result, spectacular scenes in skies wide-spread across New South Wales down to Tasmania.





Well this is different.. What's next a UFO!! #meteor #itsabirditsaplane #nopeit
by ekkacam via Instagram
Witnessed a meteor tonight! How awesome! #melbourne #meteor #thursday #night #space #bright #lights #raresighting
by stevenando88 via Instagram
Driving home from dinner and see this meteorite in the sky. Pretty cool to see #meteorite #nightsky
by cprees4 via Instagram
 
 

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Can somebody tell me what the fck is this? #unidentified #object #UFO #Jet #Meteor #CrashedPlane #Idontknow #WTF #Sector7 #Transformers #LOL
by desmondlau via Instagram



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