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This image of Perseverance’s backshell sitting upright on the surface of Jezero Crater was collected from an altitude of 26 feet (8 meters) by NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 26th flight at Mars on April 19, 2022.

Perseverance Mars rover photographs its own landing debris

On Mars, there’s a unique kind of “tumbleweed” rolling across the Martian plains. These tumbleweeds aren’t plants – they are pieces of debris from the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) hardware from NASA’s Perseverance rover. Percy has been coming across many of these remnants, photographing them so that engineers can study them. During its landing on …

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Space debris that crashed in Australian farmland is likely from SpaceX, astrophysicist says

Space junk was found scattered across several fields in Australia last month. The debris likely came from a SpaceX Crew-1 flight, an astrophysicist who examined the junk said. Scientists had been tracking the flight path of the debris from Earth.  Loading Something is loading. Australian farmers mysteriously found space debris scattered across their fields last …

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‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission

The Australian Space Agency is investigating space debris found in farmland in the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW, after being notified by an astrophysicist who believes it to be from a SpaceX mission. Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University, says he often gets calls from people who believe they’ve found space junk …

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Debris From Uncontrolled Chinese Rocket Falls Over Southeast Asian Seas

Debris from a large Chinese rocket re-entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean at 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, according to the U.S. Space Command. In an update posted on the social networking site Weibo, the Chinese Manned Space Agency said most of the debris had burned up on re-entry over the Sulu Sea, a body …

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25-ton Chinese rocket debris crashes to Earth over Indian Ocean

A big piece of Chinese space junk has crashed back to Earth. The 25-ton (22.5 metric tons) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket reentered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean this afternoon (July 30), ending its brief but controversial orbital stay. “#USSPACECOM can confirm the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Long March 5B …

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A possible piece of SpaceX Crew-1 debris was announced in Australian media July 29, 2022.

Possible SpaceX debris falls in Australia from Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft

Space junk from an old SpaceX mission may have landed in rural Australia. A chunk of charred material reportedly left over from the reentry of a SpaceX spacecraft was found in the middle of a sheep paddock near Dalgety; the discovery followed a “bang” heard by witnesses July 9 local time in the southeast of …

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A Chinese Long March 5B rocket launches the Wentian module of China

When and where will China’s big rocket debris fall to Earth this weekend?

A big Chinese rocket body will likely crash back to Earth tomorrow (July 30), but nobody knows exactly when or where. The 25-ton (22.5 metric tons) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket will reenter Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. EDT (1805 GMT), plus or minus five hours, according to the latest forecast …

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China says closely tracking rocket debris hurtling towards Earth

Beijing says uncontrolled re-entry of rocket debris poses little risk to anyone on the ground. Remnants of a large Chinese rocket are expected to streak through the atmosphere this weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry that Beijing says it is closely tracking but poses little risk to anyone on Earth. The Long March 5B rocket blasted …

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