That flaming fireball seen traveling through the UAE sky on Monday night that drove social media crazy wasn’t quite what we all thought.
Not a meteor shower “and no, it was not Superman either”, the Dubai Astronomy Group has confirmed
It was, in fact, a Russian cargo spacecraft used to re-supply the International Space Station (ISS) reentering the atmosphere
And it is nothing to worry about either – these are planned and guided reentries and local authorities are only informed if they are coming in at an altitude of less than 100km above ground.
The spacecraft reentered the atmosphere at an altitude of 140km above Earth.