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Mysterious Spiral Appears In The Sky Above Hawaii

In the early morning of 18 January 2023, Hawaiian Standard Time, the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera captured a mysterious flying spiral over Maunakea, Hawaii. The origins of the strange spiral are officially unknown but astronomers believe the spiral to be related to the SpaceX company's launch of a new satellite - which was launched on the same day. The spiral could be bright enough to see with a human eye, reflecting the sunlight; however, the camera captured it very clearly with higher sensitivity. In addition, the dark sky of Maunakea enhanced the spiral's detailed structure. The Subaru Telescope is an 8.2-meter optical-infrared telescope near the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii. It is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), National Institutes of Natural Sciences.
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