Rocket re-entry lights up sky

(KSL) A meteor-like object spotted streaking across the night sky above Salt Lake City, Utah Monday evening has been identified.

Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah, said the object was a rocket body used in the launch of Yaogan Weixing-26, a Chinese satellite, which was launched in December 2014.

Wiggins said the rocket body was about 149 kilometers above Earth when it was over Utah.

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