Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RSOE EDIS - Event into space in USA on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 at 12:41 (12:41 PM) UTC. EDIS CODE: CO-20150225-47121-USA

RSOE EDIS - Event into space in USA on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 at 12:41 (12:41 PM) UTC. EDIS CODE: CO-20150225-47121-USA

People from Arizona to Canada have reported seeing bright lights in the sky as a Chinese rocket burned up in the atmosphere. Witnesses described the lights as a group of about three dozen fireballs moving slowly from south to north late Monday. Canadian photographer Neil Zeller says it looked like a cluster of fireballs followed by a long orange tail. A NASA official told the Salt Lake Tribune the lights were a Chinese rocket booster that broke apart about 10 p.m. Pacific Time. Calls to NASA from The Associated Press were directed to U.S. Strategic Command, who couldn't immediately confirm what it was. The clear nights make it easy to catch glimpses of falling objects in space. Sunday night, many Oregonians caught a glimpse of another fireball, this one a meteor, falling to earth. But Jim Todd, the Director of Space Science Education at OMSI, told KGW people are more likely to see meteors falling than space junk, especially over such a populated area. Dick Pugh is another fireball expert with Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory and Portland State University, whose goal is to locate new meteorites with the help of grants from NASA and private donors. Mike Hankey with the American Meteor Society says his organization got more than 150 reports of the event from nine Western states and Canada.

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