Residents of New Jersey were captivated by a mysterious sight in the sky that they initially believed to be a UFO. However, it turned out to be Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites, which were launched into space by SpaceX.
On Saturday night, numerous lights moving in a straight line above New Jersey caused confusion among sky watchers. Speculation arose that these lights could be extraterrestrial UFOs, especially considering the recent UFO hearings. However, SpaceX clarified that the lights were actually their Starlink satellites passing by after their launch from Cape Canaveral on Friday.
This incident is not the first time Starlink satellites have been mistaken for celestial oddities. Earlier this year, researchers discovered that SpaceX’s satellite launches had led to an increase in UFO sightings since the start of the pandemic. SpaceX currently has over 3,000 satellites orbiting the Earth, forming the largest low-orbit satellite network. With plans to launch more than 10,000 satellites by 2027, these sightings are likely to continue in the future.
Starlink is the world’s largest satellite network in low Earth orbit, providing high-speed, low-delay internet for users worldwide. It utilizes advanced satellites and technology to offer fast internet for streaming, gaming, video calls, and more.
While the sighting may have disappointed those hoping for evidence of extraterrestrial life, it serves as a reminder of the impressive technological achievements being made in the field of satellite communication.