-- A mysterious white light seen streaking across the night sky in the western U.S. was revealed to be debris from a Russian rocket, according to military officials.
When the bright fireball was first caught on camera in areas in Nevada and California, some speculated it was a meteor or shooting star.
The fireball was actually an SL-4 rocket booster from Russia that launched Monday, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn told the Associated Press. The debris was caught on camera when it re-entered the atmosphere.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.