The internet is full of images and videos of UFOs, and rings of gas and colored lights in the sky. Most of the time, the phenomenon or the object are identified soon after astronomers saw it. But in some cases, we are left with no explanation whatsoever.
Quite recently, a mysterious thing happened in Australia, when an unknown green “glow” traveled across the sky in West Australia. We were all taken by surprise, and we still don’t know what we are dealing with.
So what was it?
The incident was caught on camera. There are numerous reports about the green fireballs in the Northern Territory and South Australia. Glen Nagle from the CSIRO-NASA tracking station in Canberra stated that it was a spectacular observation. He also added that the object had a lot of iron in it: “Every single day, our Earth’s atmosphere is hit by about 100 tonnes of natural space debris.”
After the videos went viral, some started to talk about the remains of a rocket that has been launched at some point. Renae Sayers from Curtin University’s Space, Science, and Technology Centre believes that it is actually a natural object.
When it comes to objects like space debris, or a satellite burning up, we see sparks or maybe crackles. This is happening because there is the stuff that’s burning up.
Renae stated that, in this case, the photo was clean, and there didn’t seem to be too much fragmentation, since normally, when space rocks enter the atmosphere, they are moving very fast, and due to its shallow angle, it disappears quickly.