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Soviet satellite fell on Earth surprising Brazil and Uruguay

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay's typical southern summer tranquility on the coasts and in the countryside was abruptly interrupted on the night of January 3, when tourists and locals saw a fireball streaking across the night sky.

The phenomenon was recorded by a woman in the town of Quebrada de los Cuervos, a protected tourist area among the mountains in the department of Treinta y Tres, in eastern Uruguay. While filming, several witnesses wondered if what they saw in the sky was a comet or some kind of aircraft.

But it was neither of the two options: the footage . . .

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