It’s 2021 and most of us probably wouldn’t blink if an alien invasion were to happen. It has been the year of possibilities, both good and bad. Now, as the year draws to a close, another puzzling incident has caught the eye and made the internet tremble. Mysterious lights appeared over the northern states yesterday. Photos and videos of the shining light line in the night sky were shared widely by social media users. Speculation was rife on Twitter, with many people wondering if the aliens were finally turning away from their favorite place to land, the United States of America (if Hollywood is to be trusted) and starting to view India favorably. If you’re a fan of aliens, you’re out of luck. ANI news agency claimed the trail of light was just a satellite, citing defense sources. Earlier news reports had suggested this was from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites. Whether Starlink or any other satellite remains to be confirmed.
Speaking to Twitter, ANI wrote: “Mysterious lights have been seen over the northern states of India and videos have been shared on social media. Defense sources confirm it was a satellite, previous media reports say it is “Starlink” satellites led by Elon Musk. “
Mysterious lights have been seen in northern Indian states and videos shared on social media. Defense sources confirm it was a satellite, previous media claim it is the “Starlink” satellites led by Elon Musk. (Photo – screenshot of a video) pic.twitter.com/6Qxi33igWq
– ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2021
Why do foreigners come to India instead of the United States? 😡— Preetam Rao (@Preetam_M_Rao) December 3, 2021
They obviously want to star in a Bollywood movie this time around. – Karthik (@karthik_srivats) December 3, 2021
SpaceX launched 48 Starlink satellites as well as BlackSky satellites on December 3. “Watch Falcon 9 launch 48 Starlink satellites and two BlackSky spacecraft into orbit,” they captioned a video on Twitter.
SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, recently faced an obstacle when launching its Starlink Internet in India, as the government warned Indians not to purchase Starlink Internet services in India because they were not yet licensed in the country. Now, the company is looking to apply for a business license no later than Jan.31, 2022, unless there is a “major hurdle” to launching Starlink satellite broadband, according to a report from The Economic Times. “We hope to have applied for a commercial license. no later than January 31, 2022 (unless we run into a major hurdle), ”said Sanjay Bhargava, head of Starlink for India in a post on LinkedIn. It comes a week after the government blocked Starlink from taking pre-bookings for its satellite internet services because it is unlicensed. Bhargava said that there are currently unknowns as to when people can get Internet Starlink. However, he urged potential customers to carefully consider whether Starlink might just be the broadband solution they need.
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