Space junk creates fireball in the sky over Australia

Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth

Melbourne, Australia (Seven Network/CNN) – Astronomers confirm the fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia’s Soyuz rocket.

It was hurtling around the earth at some 18-thousand miles per hour.

The Soyuz rocket was launched from Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

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