A GLOWING green fireball buzzing over Russia’s hi-tech “scientific city” in Siberia has sparked claims Vladimir Putin could be developing space weapons.
The bright flash and streaking tail was seen by stunned motorists close to the research town of Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk, Russia.
Other suggestions were Russian testing “extremely advanced weapons” or “UFOs ready to invade Ukraine”.
State-run Russian media admitted astronomers were “somewhat bewildered” by the sight.
Ilya Orlov, deputy director the Big Novosibirsk Planetarium, called it a “beautiful phenomenon” but could not be certain what caused it.
He said: “Most likely, this is a flash of bolide, that is, the fall of a bright meteor with a flash.”