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Suspected debris from SpaceX capsule crashes into farmland in Australia | Science & Tech News

Part of what is suspected to be a SpaceX capsule has crashed into farmland in Australia, according to farmers and an astrophysicist.

After being startled by a bang at about 7am on Saturday, two farmers discovered what seemed to be space equipment scattered across their sheep paddocks.

Sheep farmer Jock Wallace initially called Australia’s civil aviation authority for guidance, but they advised him to contact NASA.

“I’m a farmer from Dalgety, what am I going to say to NASA?” he told ABC.

Mr Wallace and his neighbour Mick Miners turned to Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University, for help.

Dr Tucker told Sky News that he explained to the farmers why he believed the artefacts came from a SpaceX capsule which had splashed down on Earth back in May.

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Pic: Brad Tucker

“At 7am local time, the SpaceX…

Read more at news.sky.com

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