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We need to talk about space junk

  • August 2, 2022

This week farmers found big chunks of metal from a SpaceX Crew-1 Trunk in a remote paddock in rural Australia. While it’s not an everyday occurrence, rocket body reentries (parts of space debris returning to Earth) are a trend that’s likely to increase. The body of a Crew-1 trunk before it burned and landed back on earth.  Dr. Brad Tucker, Astrophysicist, and Cosmologist at Mt Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University, went to check it out. He found that the pieces of rocket debris were 3 meters long and weighed 20-30kg each.  While it sounds like something cool to…

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