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12 Pieces Of Fallen Space Debris

Not all space-borne objects touch down as gracefully as the space shuttle Discovery. Our friends at Ooobject.com have some examples of of objects that took a more… direct route.

Mysterious ball of space junk, Queensland, Australia

Chang’e II’s Rocket Returns to Earth in Rural China

Russian booster rocket debris

Space debris map

Delta 2 Rocket debris collected in South Africa

Parts of decayed satellite near Cape Town, South Africa

Titanium rocket motor casing, Saudi Arabia

Space Junk raining down on Siberia

Skylab fragment with lettering intact

The largest recovered fragment of Skylab

Something fell out of the sky and landed in Texas

Propellant tank of a Delta 2 launch vehicle, Texas

Looking for more space stuff? Try these 10 rocket pads, 12 blastoffs, 13 Space-worn watches, and 13 Soviet satellites.