The video, taken from a flying observatory, appears to show an object splitting into numerous pieces as it hurtles through the atmosphere.
“Our Pleasure Is It To Announce The Success Of The # WT1190F UAE Airborne Campaign,” the Astronomical Center tweeted Friday. “We saw and captured the reentry.”
The center reposted another, more dramatic video to its Facebook page. That video shows a fireball followed by a shower of objects against the blue sky.
It’s still not entirely clear what the object was…