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Mysterious lights seen in sky over north Indian states, defence sources say it was a satellite

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Mysterious lights seen in sky over north Indian states, defence sources say it was a satellite
Mysterious lights seen in sky over north Indian states. (Photo Credit: ANI)



 Mysterious lights were seen in the sky over north Indian states left many people puzzled. However, the defence sources have now confirmed that it was a satellite. Photos and videos of a line of bright lights darting through in the night sky were shared on social media by several users. Earlier media reports have suggested that it was Elon Musk-led ‘Starlink’ satellites.

The rare astronomical event was witnessed by locals in northern states including Punjab today.

According to ANI, Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX today successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 48 Starlink internet satellites and two BlackSky satellites as a payload from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

“Liftoff!” SpaceX said from its official Twitter account, featuring a video of the rocket’s initial launch phase on Thursday.

The Falcon 9 rocket, which is partially reusable, has had its first-stage boosters launched into space as part of several missions, including five Starlink missions.

The array of Starlink satellites, operated by SpaceX, offer low-latency internet coverage in remote areas of several countries to participants of their test program.

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