This is a skit for Elon Musk on ‘SNL’ — terrified Los Angelenos staring into the sky considering aliens lastly arrived to take them away … solely to find it is simply Elon’s new house toys.
Yeah, individuals in L.A. had been freaking out Wednesday evening once they noticed a string of lights shifting throughout the sky in unison. The freakout was in full impact for many who occurred to be trying up, and lots of turned to Twitter (naturally) for solutions.
One particular person tweeted, “Did anybody else see a strand of shifting lights above Los Angeles tonight?” … adopted by an alien emoji. In the event you’re in L.A. and studying this, you’ve got most likely figured on the market’s no invasion. But.
What actually occurred is SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 of its satellites earlier this week. It was the second such launch in lower than every week … giving SpaceX effectively over 1,000 satellites up there.
The brand new ones had simply deployed on Wednesday afternoon, and as astronomer Dr. James Davenport put it … “They had been nonetheless in low orbit, they usually had been nonetheless clustered collectively so we name this just like the Starlink prepare.”
He added, “You see like somewhat chain of satellites all shut collectively reflecting daylight again at us.”
The launch itself additionally freaked out individuals all around the West Coast final week.
Individuals in Washington and Oregon reacted to the lights and in addition figured aliens had been invading!!!
Anyway, nothing to see right here, people — effectively, not aliens a minimum of. Not for now.