As we already know. Montana is BIG SKY COUNTRY. And with such a big sky, there is plenty of room for all the stars in the galaxy. But, if you keep your eye on that big sky long enough, you ar sure to spot something out of the ordinary.

Now, I understand that Elon Musk's STARLINK is currently orbiting the earth. I have seen the chain of satellites above Montana multiple times. But, what is it really?

According to Wikipedia

Starlink (SpaceX) is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, providing satellite Internet access coverage to 34 countries. SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites in 2019. As of July 2022, Starlink consists of over 2,500 mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), which communicate with designated ground transceivers.

Just about any given clear night, if you stare at the sky long enough, you will see a single file line of glowing dots flying overhead. At first, many people believed these were extraterrestrial. But, they are not.

Just last night (7/12) strange lights were spotted over Montana. They were clearly not Starlink, as it appears that a single object broke into many pieces and ignited while entering the earth's atmosphere. Watch the video below.

So what was it?

Many believe that the object that ignited into flames was simply a large meteor. When meteors enter the earth's atmosphere they tend to break into tiny pieces and burn up in the atmosphere.

Others think that it is simply space junk. Tons of old satellites and trash surround the earth. Eventually, the trash will exit orbit and enter the atmosphere. That is when most of the trash incinerates. Creating glowing light in the sky.

According to Newsweek, the ISS recently dumped a bunch of trash just 2 days ago.

A new space waste disposal method has been tested on the International Space Station (ISS), disposing of approximately 172 lbs of garbage—including dirty crew clothing and used office supplies.

But Montana Right Now reports that it may actually be remnants of a Russian rocket. In a report from Ryan Hannahoe, executive director of the Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry. He says

"This may have been the fuel tank of an old Russian rocket,” the text stated. “Shortly before the explosion over Montana, the U.S. Department of Defense Space Track website issued a Trajectory Impact Prediction (TIP) message for an object called "BREEZE-M DEB (TANK)."

All signs point to the space junk theory. Is it Russian junk or ISS astronauts flaming underwear that lit up the skies over Montana?

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