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Twitter lights up with UFO talk after light seen in Florida sky, turns out to be navy missile

Written by on February 9, 2021

A strange light over the South Florida sky Tuesday evening had many residents bracing for extraterrestrial contact, but it turned out to be the Navy testing a missile. 

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Floridians will be disappointed (or maybe relieved) to find out that it was just the Navy testing a Trident-II ballistic missile from a submarine, according to meteorologist Zach Covey. 

The Federation of American Scientists explains that the Trident-II “is a three-stage, solid propellant, inertially guided FBM with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles.”

It’s not the first time that a rocket or missile test was mistaken for aliens.

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Elon Musk poked fun at the misunderstanding a few years ago when a rocket launched by SpaceX was widely mistaken for a UFO or, as he put it, a “Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea.”

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