SACRAMENTO – When a sudden string of lights raced through the sky Friday night, people whipped out their cell phones to capture it.
“Wow. What is that?!” You could hear the excitement on one viewer’s cell phone video. “I’ve never seen a tail like that. Are these spaceships? That is amazing.”
Raj Dixit says it’s just an old satellite that went ‘belly up.’ The Vice President of the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society put all the extra-terrestrial rumors to rest.
“This was an old Japanese communication satellite known as ICS. It was lost to the International Space Station back in 2009 and then quickly died and became space junk,” Dixit told CBS13.
While that satellite was launched back in 2009, it took more than