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    What is it?

    If this is not a CGI hoax, what could it be? It seems to slow to be a bolide.
    https://twitter.com/TheSun/status/14...re-over-russia
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    A venting rocket stage, I'd guess, perhaps one that has had a misadventure. The Vostochny Cosmodrome was nearby.

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    Off hand, it makes me think of the exhaust of a rocket at high altitude when the sun catches it right.

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    Two posts at almost the same time. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Off hand, it makes me think of the exhaust of a rocket at high altitude when the sun catches it right.
    Yes, and of course it's not necessarily coming down, despite the perspective. You can see something similar in Saturn V videos just before staging. There's one here, for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkeWosEzrQE&ab_channel=okrajoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Yes, and of course it's not necessarily coming down, despite the perspective. You can see something similar in Saturn V videos just before staging. There's one here, for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkeWosEzrQE&ab_channel=okrajoe
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    Yes, I was immediately reminded of pictures from some fairly recent SpaceX launches when I looked at it. Im not assuming it must be descending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Yes, I was immediately reminded of pictures from some fairly recent SpaceX launches when I looked at it. I’m not assuming it must be descending.
    Yes, I understood that. I briefly did assume it was descending, which was why I suggested it might have had a misadventure.

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