Mysterious Streak of Light Stuns Internet

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 7.14.36 AMA mysterious streak of light stunned Californians as it made its way across the night sky Wednesday. Many people, dumbfounded by what they were witnessing, captured the event on their phones, and posted it to twitter. Take a look, it’s pretty crazy! Many could not help but question if they were witnessing some kind of extraterrestrial life. The streak of light was reportedly witnessed in Nevada, Utah and California.

Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, told The Los Angeles Times that the streak of light could be debris from a Chinese rocket launched in June.

McDowell estimates that it reentered the earth’s atmosphere and was probably 50 miles away and traveling at about 18,000 MPH. 

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