'Meteors' could be space junk

Sep 22, 2012, 09:44 AM

People across the UK last night reported seeing what appeared to be large meteors streaking across the sky. The unexpected celestial spectacle cut a swathe across many central and northern parts of the country.

Tim O'Brien of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics says it not yet clear what people were seeing but it is likely it was man-made "space junk" or orbital debree from satellites or rockets.

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