Mysterious Balls of Light Aren't UFOs, Says Science
The spherical, glowing orbs of light were spotted throughout Siberia, startling witnesses—but their origins are definitely of this world.
A "flying object" was seen over Russia last night, but luckily for those fearing an alien invasion, the object can be identified.
Just 500 miles south, the spheres of light were spotted against the dark night sky.
"These were indeed missile tests," said Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "Four ballistic missiles were launched and at least one of them was widely observed. There is no doubt about the identification of these observations with the missile tests."
Witnesses told the Siberian Times that the orb appeared first as a solid sphere, before expanding and eventually dissipating.
"I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world," witness Vasily