Object burns up re-entering Earth’s atmosphere

Object burns up re-entering Earth's atmosphere

A camera at the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii has captured an object as it burned up on re-entering Earth’s atmosphere on 8 February.

The Subaru-Asahi Star Camera, owned by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, recorded a time-lapse of the fireball blazing across the night sky, followed by smaller glowing streaks.

It is thought it could a Chinese satellite called Object K.

Source: bbc.co.uk

By David Ryckman