Chinese rocket re-entry: suspected debris lands in Malaysia and Indonesia

Charred ring of metal five metres in diameter found in Kalimantan and smaller piece discovered in Sarawak, Malaysia

Debris suspected to be from a Chinese booster rocket that made an uncontrolled return to Earth on Saturday has reportedly been found metres from villages in Malaysia and Indonesia.

A charred ring of metal about five metres in diameter was found on Sunday in Kalimantan, Indonesia, according to a Malaysian news outlet. Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the metal appeared to be the exact size of the Chinese rocket’s core stage.

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