COLD WAR FEVER: The streaking lights over 3 US states turns out to be Russian rocket debris…GAME ON
‘It’s not something people need to worry about’
By Jack Phillips
Military officials say that a bright light streaking across the sky in California, Arizona, and Nevada was debris from a Russian rocket.
The rocket was reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Before it was confirmed to be part of a rocket, there was rampant speculation over what it was.
“It’s not something people need to worry about,” David Wright, who is a space-debris expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told thenewspaper.
U.S. and Russian authorities declined to discuss the nature of the rocket. However, Wright and other experts said it was likely used to bring materials to a space station.
On social media, many speculated. Some were
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