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Mysterious ‘whirlpool’ in the night sky might have been Elon Musk’s fault

by Anugraha Sundaravelu

SpaceX rocket creates eerie blue spiral in night sky over Hawaii
Experts believe the phenomenon was linked to frozen rocket fuel that was ejected during the launch (Picture: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

The mystery behind a swirling whirlpool that appeared over Earth’s skies may have been solved.

The flying spiral was pictured in the early hours of January 18 by the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii.

It is now believe that the phenomenon was actually the launch of a new satellite by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

That day the firm launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral to deploy a GPS satellite into a medium-earth orbit for the US Space Force.

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