Video of the Day: Space debris falls over Sacramento



Space debris from the International Space Shuttle fell over Sacramento, California on Friday, March 17.

The burning debris was part of a 700-pound communications antenna that went to space in 2009. The ISS discarded the equipment in Feb. 2020. After a few years of traveling around the Earth, the material finally has fallen low enough to break apart and burn up while traveling at 17,000 miles per hour.

Astro-physicist, Jonathan McDowell, said about ten percent of the equipment may have fallen to the earth in small pieces, while the rest burned up during its descent.

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