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Flying Spiral Over Maunakea Was SpaceX Satellite Launch

8:00 AM · Jan 24, 2023

Subaru Telescope on Maunakea captured a strange spiral in the night sky the other night. The timing and location of the event was determined to correspond with the launch of a SpaceX satellite according to the Subaru Telescope. Full video from Subaru: "Citizen scientist and satellite tracker Scott Tilley, chiming in on the thread, said the position of the spiral was a close match for where the second stage Falcon 9 rocket was expected to be in the minutes after launch. (The first stage returned to Earth on a drone ship at sea.)" "During past appearances of the spiral, space watchers have said the shape arises as the upper stage of the Falcon 9 vents unneeded fuel during its long descent into the ocean." Read more about it on

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