Here’s What Caused the Huge ‘Space Jellyfish’ That Ignited the Skies Over the US State of Georgia – Watch Video

Here’s What Caused the Huge ‘Space Jellyfish’ That Ignited the Skies Over the US State of Georgia – Watch Video

Americans living in the state of Georgia were recently amazed by a so-called ‘space jellyfish’ emerging in the skies above their heads on the morning of May 5. Theories immediately started to appear, and they were as wild and amusing as possible.

Could there be aliens? Could there be some sort of attack with powerful weapons? Luckily, none of those theories is correct.

One of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets is to blame

The ‘space jellyfish’ has a completely scientific explanation. The phenomenon has to do with one of the Falcon 9 rockets of SpaceX launching from the Kennedy Space Center of Florida, according to

Otherwise, if you watch the footage, surely you would be tempted to believe that it’s an out-of-this-world phenomenon. There’s no wonder why Chris Combs, who is aerodynamics and mechanical engineering professor from the University of Texas, called it a ‘space jellyfish.’ Behold:

If you open the conversation, you’ll also find an explanation from the scientist, who said:

Why do we see this? It’s a combination of compressible flow physics and perfect timing where the gas is illuminated by light just over the horizon.

It’s nice to see that SpaceX remains very active in the space exploration field. The agency keeps taking the idea of sending people to Mars until the end of the current decade seriously. But is it really feasible? Well, yes, it definitely is if we believe what Gwynne Shotwell has to say, meaning the President and also Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX.

Elon Musk is another SpaceX official who firmly believes in the possibility of sending humans to the Red Planet. He even said during an interview for TED that pretty much everyone would afford to go there in the future via SpaceX.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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