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Alien or Green Lantern? Old picture of meteor sparks debate after resurfacing on social media

The photo shows a meteor emitting a brilliant flash of emerald green light as it streaks towards the ground.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2020 2:58:37 pm
Meteor picture, Prasenjeet Yadav, Prasenjeet Yadav meteor picture, Mettupalayam, South India, National geographic meteor picture, Trending news, Indian Express news. The picture was captured in Mettupalayam, a small town in south India when photographer Prasenjeet Yadav set up his camera to capture a time-lapse of urbanisation in the area.

A 2016 picture of a meteor has resurfaced on the internet and people are coming up with conspiracy theories of what it is ‘actually’ a photo of.

The photo, taken by molecular biologist-turned-photographer for National Geographic Prasenjeet Yadav, shows a meteor emitting a brilliant flash of emerald green light as it streaks towards the ground.

While taking to Instagram, Yadav said that it was the most memorable shot he has captured in his life.

After the photo went viral on social media, people started coming up with various theories including claims that it was a photo of DC superhero Green Lantern or an alien invasion. Take a look at some of the reactions here:

Yadav said he captured the meteor in Mettupalayam in India when he set up his camera to shoot a time-lapse picture.

In his post, Yadav said the green colour was due to “a combination of the heating of oxygen around the meteor and the mix of minerals ignited as the rock enters Earth’s atmosphere.”

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