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Balloon Saga

On February 2, 2023, it was announced that the United States was monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been hovering over the northern U.S. Within the following days, U.S. officials downed the original suspected spy balloon, along with three other unidentified airborne objects spotted over North American skies.
Below is a timeline of events surrounding the downing of the suspected Chinese surveillance ballon and other unidentified airborne objects.
Click on the stories below to dive deeper and compare how outlets covered the events.

Click on the stories below to dive deeper and compare how outlets with differing political biases covered each story.