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04 Dec 2021

ANSWERED: What were those bright lights in the sky over Ireland last night?

If you didn't know what they were you'd think they were UFOs!

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Have you seen them? A weather forecaster in Ireland has spotted Elon Musk's Starlink satellites moving over Ireland.

In a post on Facebook on Monday night, Alan O'Reilly of www.carlowweather.com said: "I spotted a few Starlink satellites moving in the sky but Venus stealing the show."

Starlink is a project that intends to put 12,000 satellites into the Earth's orbit so they can provide cheap Wi-Fi to the world.

They're built and launched by SpaceX, a rocket company, which is owned by billionaire Elon Musk. 

The firm sends its satellites up in batches of 60 at a time and has so far deployed 362 into orbit.

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