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UFO. Russia

ID #1717959730
Added Sun, 09/06/2024
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
26.11.1978 19:12
Leningradskaya oblast

MESSAGE FROM Mikhail Alexandrovich Ivanov

Observation on November 26, 1978 at 19:12 a.m. - 19:14 p.m.

The object passed the distance Krasnoe Selo-Pushkin in less than 1 minute. The flight path is horizontal with a slight decrease. The speed is very high. The object flew absolutely soundlessly. Its color is white (slightly in the dark side).

Weather conditions - a little fog.

The height of the shelf is approximately 5-10 km. 


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Space debris

By space junk refers to all manmade objects and their fragments in space, which is already faulty, not functioning, and will never be able to serve any useful purpose. Currently in low earth orbits up to altitudes of about 2000 km is, according to various estimates, about 220 thousand (300 thousand according to the UN office for outer space Affairs, October 2009) man-made objects weighing up to 5000 tons.
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Meteor, "shooting star" is a phenomenon that occurs when small meteor bodies (for example, fragments of comets or asteroids) burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. A similar phenomenon of greater intensity (brighter than magnitude -4) it's called a fireball.

Booster, the rocket and tracks

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