On video, how a Chinese satellite flies over Hawaii

A spectacular fireball was observed from Hawaii, writes the . The event was captured by a camera at the Mauna Kea volcano observatory on the island of Hawaii.

The object entered the atmosphere on February 8, local time.

In the recording of the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera belonging to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, it is clearly visible as soon as it reaches the atmosphere, it glows for a long time and then begins to fall into pieces.

Experts believe that the phenomenon was caused by a falling back Chinese satellite.

It is not uncommon for unused spacecraft to fall into the atmosphere over time and then be destroyed. These types of returns are necessary under proper control, so that the growing problem of space debris can be mitigated.

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