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Mystery of Prachuap’s close encounter with UFO solved

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Locals in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Muang district were amazed to see a mysterious object streaking slowly across the night sky on Wednesday. Brighter than the stars around it, the object was spotted just above the horizon heading northeast.

The mystery was solved a few hours later when the nearby King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology announced via Facebook that the International Space Station had just passed over the country.

Photo credit: King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology

"Today [January 13], the International Space Station moved from southwest to the northeast, passing over countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia," the page said.

Photo credit: King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology

It added that the space station currently has seven astronauts on board and is orbiting the Earth at a speed of 7.66 kilometres per second.

Published : January 14, 2021

By : The Nation