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Kicker: A string of satellite sightings


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SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites that appeared in the sky as a string of lights

With a derelict boat and the lights from the Canaveral Lock in the foreground, a long exposure image of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center early Thursday Feb. 2, 2023, carrying a batch of Starlink internet satellites. Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via Associated Press

NICK EICHER, HOST: In recent weeks we've reported on many unidentified objects in our skies and as a result of all this, interest in skywatching has exploded.

And with it, an explosion of UFO reports.

On Tuesday dozens of videos filled social media with what appeared to be a string of lights moving across the sky.

Michelle Nichols is with Chicago's Adler Planetarium. She spoke with FOX news and pinned the whole thing on Elon Musk:

NICHOLS: So yesterday SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites into space and not too long after the launch they get released and they essentially they string out in a line...

So that positive ID takes the “U” out of the U-F-O and that group of 53 will soon disappear from sight.

But if you missed it, don’t worry. We’ll see more.

NICHOLS: Yeah, actually we will because SpaceX is planning to send up thousands and thousands of these satellites and they've sent up a few 1000 so far. Many more thousands to go.

So it’s not enough that Musk is head of SpaceX and owns a social media platform, now he’s writing messages in the skies.

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