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Amateur astronomer on the hunt for Soyuz rocket debris that streaked across Australian skies in July

An amateur astronomer thinks he may have discovered where the wreckage of a rocket fell after it streaked across the night skies of eastern Australia in July. 

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Meteor flies across Melbourne skyline

 



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Fireball seen over Australian skies was space debris from Russian rocket

The fireball that streaked across the skies of south-eastern Australia on Thursday night was an ejected piece of a Russian rocket used to launch a weather satellite, a leading astronomer says.
NASA issued an alert on Thursday saying a seven-metre, three-tonne, cylindrical object would plunge to Earth over Victoria and Tasmania, said Professor Brian Schmidt, an astronomer at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

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