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Meteorite or rocket? Armenia baffled by giant celestial physique initially mistaken for FIREWORKS (VIDEO)

Meteorite or rocket? Armenia baffled by large celestial body initially mistaken for FIREWORKS (VIDEO)


A brilliant flash has lit up the night time skies over western Armenia, leaving native residents and scientists questioning in regards to the origins of a mysterious object that regarded like a fireworks explosion.

A video printed by Armenian climate service official Gagik Surenyan exhibits a brilliant, glowing orb traversing the sky over mountains to the north-west of the nation’s capital of Yerevan. The orb is seen speeding in the direction of the bottom earlier than disappearing in a large explosion someplace near the Earth’s floor.

Surenyan described the incident as a “massive meteorite fall,” however the Armenian Emergencies Ministry added some thriller to proceedings – they confirmed receiving a report a few meteorite supposedly falling within the space close to the city of Byurakan, however they insisted the celestial physique vanished with out leaving the traces they’d usually anticipate to see.

The ministry’s spokesman Edmon Zargaryan informed native media that “related” native authorities didn’t possess any “fact-based” details about a meteorite fall both, despite the fact that Byurakan homes an astronomical observatory. Its director Areg Mikaelyan, who noticed the video, stated the thing on the footage may very well be a small meteorite, whereas not ruling out a chance of it being some “synthetic object.”

The luminescent orb, which was brilliant sufficient to be seen even from some japanese areas of neighboring Turkey, sparked a flurry of hypothesis on-line. Some individuals puzzled why native media had been initially silent in regards to the incident, whereas others doubted it was an asteroid. There have been additionally those that admitted they first mistook the brilliant flash for a fireworks explosion, since Armenia was celebrating a nationwide vacation known as Republic Day on Could 28.

Some individuals had been sure that it will need to have been a missile check, though the Armenian Protection Ministry was fast to state that they haven’t performed any exams or workouts within the space these days. Others jokingly famous that the mysterious object might have been a rocket carrying Invoice Gates’ microchip implants.

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