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Friday, January 5

Fireball lights up the Colorado sky

Fox news website has this impressive video of a fireball over Colorado caused by a Russian rocket booster re-entering the atmosphere. The video captures an impressive display as the booster breaks apart and burns up on re-entry. Thanks to the Bad Astronomer for highlighting this clip.


  1. Anonymous7:00 am

    Excellent clip, thanks Chris.

  2. Apparently, according to the FOX page, it was the rocket booster that put the COROT satellite in orbit the week before.