Falling China Rocket to Blame for ‘Meteor Shower’ – ABC


A display of lights thought to be a “meteor shower” was actually the wreckage of a Chinese Long March rocket falling out of orbit, Australia’s ABC reported on its website.

Streaks of light lit up the skies over Broome, in the northwest of Western Australia in the early hours of Monday morning, while sonic booms from the disintegrating rocket reverberated around the town, the public broadcaster said.

Read the full report: The ABC.




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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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