If you’ve ever been to a Hawaiian islands, we know that they offer some of a many fantastic views in a world. Whether you’re looking during a sea or a sky, Hawaii never disappoints.
But what tourists saw in a sky final month was really not a sharpened star.
What creatively looked like a comet was indeed partial of an deserted Russian view satellite — a Cosmos 1315 — that was launched in 1981.
“When it starts to re-enter a atmosphere, it’s going about 18,000 miles an hour,” says University of Hawaii astronomer Richard Wainscoat. That could explain a fiery tail. Sure, it’s not some visitor craft, though it’s still flattering cool!