On January 27 a huge fireball was see blazing across the sky in South America before crashing in southeastern Peru. It was identified by the local air forces as the remains of a satellite.
After several UFO theories began to come up the Peruvian air force quickly released images of the space debris to squash those rumors, as well as other conspiracy theories, according to information from Express.
“It is believed that the satellite burnt up upon entering the Earth’s atmosphere with some of the remaining parts left to smash into ground southeastern Peru”, the website reported.
The locals, after discovering the remnants of the fire ball, contacted immediately the air force.
Meteorologist Alejandro Fonseca from the Universidades Federal do Acre, told the news that there haven’t been any predictions about meteorites to fall in this area, so either this is satellite debris or human made space litter.
When any object enters the Earth’s atmosphere it produces great friction, which causes it to set fire, explained Fonseca.
Since space exploration began on Earth 60 years ago, the Earth’s atmosphere has been scattered with debris from various space crafts and satellites that orbit the Earth. This recently found object could be just that.