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Space junk could crash into your living room at any time, and the pictures are proof of that

Space junk could crash into your living room at any time, and the pictures are proof of that

An object believed to have come from the International Space Station crashed into the home of a resident of Naples, Florida. The damage is great. NASA is currently investigating this matter.

Space debris for home
Credits: Alejandro Otaro via X

Remember, a few weeks ago, we reported in our columns that a cargo ship from space was about to crash somewhere on Earth. This package weighs approximately 3 tons, and contains in particular Batteries used from the International Space Station. While this shipping platform was normally supposed to return to the farm in a controlled manner in 2021, A series of launch delays forced NASA to improvise. We understand that the cargo ship was eventually launched into space, without necessarily following a path that would have ensured its complete disintegration upon reentry into the atmosphere.

a result, The freighter drifted for several yearsbefore finally being attracted by Earth's gravity in early March 2024. According to NASA experts, if a significant portion of the plate were to actually disintegrate, It was expected that it would resist some of the debris and end up crashing into the ground. Unfortunately, it was impossible to determine the amount of scrap involved, nor the possible delivery points. In other words, the US space agency was indicating that this waste would end up in an ocean, not a continent.

Space debris for home
Credits: Alejandro Otaro via X

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Space debris ends up in his living room

Well, much to the dismay of Alejandro Otaro, a resident of Naples (Florida, USA), Part of the cargo ended up at his home. On March 8, this currently unknown object crashed into his house, frightening his son who was there, but also causing serious damage. because, The roof was completely destroyed, as were the upper two floors of the building (pictured above).

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His Nest security camera also recorded audio of the incident at 2:34 PM local time. Important data, as the International Space Station recorded the entry of debris into the atmosphere at 2:29 p.m. According to John Finch, NASA spokesman, experts went to Alejandro Otaro's house to recover this object. Engineers at Kennedy Space Center must now analyze it Determine its origin, although the “missing cargo from the International Space Station” route is more likely. The unfortunate man announced in his post on Twitter that he was waiting for the “responsible authorities” to comment on the matter. Covering the high cost of home repairs.

source : Ars Technica