Index – foreign – Russian missile parts cut through the night over Australia
The stunning light phenomenon seen over southeastern Australia last night was likely caused by remnants of a Russian rocket that re-entered the atmosphere, according to the Australian Space Agency.
There were several reports from different parts of the country that a bright phenomenon had passed across the sky, leaving behind a trail that looked like flames. She added that some believe the object is a meteorite, but the Australian Space Agency said it was likely man-made. hv news.
We have determined that the flashes seen in the skies over Melbourne Monday night were most likely fragments from a Russian Soyuz-2 missile. We were notified of the launch, and the pieces of the rocket fell safely into Earth’s atmosphere as planned, plunging into the ocean off the southeast coast of Tasmania.
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The Russian space agency said the launch had been notified to Russian authorities and the remains of the rocket were expected to re-enter the atmosphere and fall into the ocean off the southeastern coast of Tasmania.
The agency added that it continues with its government partners to monitor the return trajectory of the missile parts. According to local newspaper reports, witnesses across the state of Victoria reported bright light and loud noises.