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Mystery Over Australia

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:44:50 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:44:50 -0500
Subject: Mystery Over Australia

Source: NASA


2007 February 22

[Image at site]

Mystery Over Australia
Credit & Copyright: Ray Palmer

Explanation: Place your cursor on this stunning view of dark
skies over western Australia to highlight wonders of the
southern Milky Way - including the famous Southern Cross, the
dark Coal Sack Nebula, and bright reddish emission regions
surrounding massive star Eta Carinae.

Recorded Tuesday at about 2 am, the thirty minute long color
film exposure also captured a bright but mysterious object that
moved slowly across the sky for over an hour.

Widely seen, the object began as a small point and expanded as
it tracked toward the North (left), resulting in a comet-like
appearance in this picture.

What was it?

Reports are now identifying the mystery glow with a plume from
the explosion of a malfunctioned Russian rocket stage partially
filled with fuel. The rocket stage was marooned in Earth orbit
after a failed communication satellite launch almost a year ago
on February 28, 2006. A substantial amount of debris from the
breakup can be tracked.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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