A few days before Chinese rocket fragments fell to Earth, parts of space junk are believed to have been found in a sheep farm in Australia. It is believed to be one of the pieces of the SpaceX rocket, according to a report by ABC South-East NSW.
On 9 July, an explosion was heard in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales. The outlet said people in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Canberra could hear it for miles.
When a rocket is launched, pieces of the spacecraft are often separated from the primary payload and fall back to Earth. Most of these pieces burn up when they come into contact with the planet’s atmosphere. The ocean, which makes up two-thirds of Earth’s surface, is where the larger portions that make it through the atmosphere are more likely to land. But sometimes they manage to touch the ground.
It was highly suspected that it would have been brought by the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. An astrophysicist told Newsweek that the debris likely came from the trunk section of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which was launched in November 2020.
The object, about three meters high, was found by sheep farmer Mick Miners in a remote area of his farm in Numbla Vale, south of Zindabine, Australia.
I have just returned from Dalgeti, NSW. I was busy confirming that a . parts of @spaceX Crew-1 trunk capsule crashed in some paddock in rural NSW! More information to come:https://t.co/2VJzeYMhhnpic.twitter.com/sQsE4WAxRq
— Brad Tucker (@btucker22) 29 July 2022
“I didn’t know what to think, I didn’t know what it was,” said Mr. Miners ABC South-East.
He called fellow farmer Jock Wallace in the area, who had also uncovered some unexplained debris nearby.
“I didn’t hear the bang, but my daughters said it was very loud,” said Mr Wallace. “I think it’s a concern that it just fell from the sky. If it lands on your house, it’s going to be a mess.”
Mr Wallace claims that after contacting the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, he was instructed to contact the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. (NASA) – American space agency.