What was this in the sky ?

I remembered that about when I was in the fifth grade, I was at my brothers football game. And in the sky I noticed something bright in the night sky, and over the next hour the bright ball started to look like an open tear in the sky, it looked like a big purple scar with a yellow outline, it was here in las Vegas, during 04 or 05 maybe even 03, I'm not too sure when it happened, I was pretty young. Can anyone tell me what it was?

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  • GeoffG
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    It could have been a fluid or gas dump during a satellite launch. There have been several similar to what you describe when rockets or satellites dump excess fuel or other substances.

  • 9 years ago

    That occurred in California in the 90's. My grandpa, who was a quality control inspector for Lockheed Martin on a NASA shuttle contract that it has to do with launching a vehicle into orbit.

    Source(s): Grandfather
  • 9 years ago

    It may have been a falling star, just bigger. The colors are attributed to whatever elements were present in the object as it burned up in the atmosphere.

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