*US Space Debris Found Off UK Island*
By JENNY ARCHER
November 28, 2015 1:00pm CST
A large chunk of an American Space Rocket has been found in the sea off one of the UK's Scilly Isles. measuring 32ft X 13ft, and has been fished out of the waters off Tresco. Coastguards think it may be part of the SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after take-off in Florida in June, this year, but Astronomers believe it is from a different mission due to the size and markings. Imagine the damage to persons or property, if it had landed 100ft further towards the island, rather than ditching in the sea! With so much debris floating around in Space, who knows what could fall out of the sky... without Asteroids. source:bbc.co.uk
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28 Nov 15
I'm more concerned about being hit by a particle of caesium-137 than space junk after it is fried up in the atmosphere. But anything that doesn't reach orbit will come down in junks big enough to do some extreme damage so maybe it is nice not to be under someones flight path.