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WTF: observers study space junk as it burns off Sri Lanka

Nov 15, 2015 10:06 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

 

ECONOMYNEXT - A team of US and German scientists, backed by the Abu Dhabi based International Astronomical Center (IAC) has observed WT1190F, a piece of space junk, re-entering the atmosphere and burn out over the seas off southern Sri Lanka.

The International Astronomical Center (IAC) sponsored by United Arab Emirates fielded teams from the UAE Space Agency, SETI Institute, Dexter Southfield, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Insitut fur Raumfarhrtsysteme to rendezvous with the falling object on board a Gulfstream executive jet.

The video was filmed at 06.18 Universal time on November 13.


 

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