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SpaceX rocket spotted in Tulsa metro night sky

Photo of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket in the Tulsa night sky
Posted at 7:01 AM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 08:14:56-05

TULSA, Okla. — Did you think you saw a UFO in the sky Monday night? Well, so did a lot of people across Green Country.

A spiral appeared to be traveling across the night sky around 6:45 p.m. and many questioned what it could be.

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The mystery has been solved - and it's not aliens.

According to a Tweet posted recently, SpaceX deployed its Falcon 9 rocket into space before it touched back down at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

2 News' Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier says the spiral is due to the rocket's second-stage fuel release in the skies.

This marks SpaceX's fifth attempt to launch Falcon 9 after several weather delays and a scrub due to a wayward cruise ship.

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