EL PASO, Texas -- Did you catch those weird lights in the sky Wednesday night? You’re not alone.
The five lights were spotted blinking and moving over the southwest region of the U.S.
But turns out those lights, weren’t stars or proof of alien life forms or a secret government test, but Space-X Satellites.
These lights are part of the Starlink internet service the company is developing.
The low-Earth orbit satellite constellation is marketed to deliver high-speed internet service to locations where ground-based internet is unreliable, unavailable, or expensive.
The satellites were deployed earlier this week, launched from Florida, and are now making their way into orbit.
The launch added to the 1,318 Starlink satellites already in low-Earth orbit, according to a spacecraft database maintained by Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.