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Bright light seen streaking the night sky

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LOS ANGELES (CBS8/CNS) - A green light that streaked across the night sky over Southern California and was seen from the Mexican border to Central California was apparently a meteor or some other kind of heavenly body falling to Earth.

The green streak lit up social media as well as the sky when it was seen over the downtown Los Angeles area around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

In a statement released to City News Service, U.S. Navy Lt. Laura Stegherr of the U.S. Strategic Command said: "After investigation, U.S. Strategic Command's Functional Component Command for Space ... concluded that the information provided does not correlate to any of the more than 16,000 on-orbit cataloged objects tracked and listed in USSTRATOM's Satellite Catalog and the publicly available website Therefore, we have determined that the reentry of a man man-made object did not occur at this time.''

That means the green light that millions of people viewed Tuesday night was not a satellite or space junk but probably a meteor burning up in the
atmosphere as it headed toward Earth.

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