Recently residents of towns in Regional NSW including Jindabyne, Tumbarumba and Dalgety, have had the unusual experience of finding space junk in their paddocks.

The space junk, more officially known as orbital debris, originated from Elon Musk’s Space X Dragon spacecraft.

The idea of debris from space hurtling onto land is quite a concerning one, so The Wire investigated further into this occurrence.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Professor Jonti Horner, Astrophysicist at University of Southern Queensland

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 12 October 2022