Space junk found on Australian farm believed to be from Elon Musk’s SpaceX mission

Space junk found on Australian farm believed to be from Elon Musk’s SpaceX mission

Summary : 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.

Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University, received a call last Thursday from Mick Miners and Jock Wallace, two sheep farmers in the small town of Dalgety, who reported having found a scorched object.

Their report matched a SpaceX spacecraft which re-entered the earth’s atmosphere at 7am on 9 July, 20 months after its launch in November 2020
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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.Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University, received a call last Thursday from Mick Miners and Jock Wallace, two sheep farmers in the small town of Dalgety, who reported having found a scorched object.Their report matched a SpaceX spacecraft which re-entered the earth’s atmosphere at 7am on 9 July, 20 months after its launch in November 2020
• ‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission
• US and Australia to launch second joint spy satellite from site in New Zealand
• ‘We thought it was a shooting star’: uncontrolled Chinese rocket fragments seen in Malaysia – video

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