Nearly 25 tonnes of space junk from a recently-launched Chinese rocket crashed down over the Indian Ocean
It landed somewhere near Sarawak which is the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.
The US Space Command confirmed in a tweet late on Saturday that China’s Long March 5B (CZ-5B) rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean at 12.45 p.m.
“We refer you to the #PRC for further details on the re-entry’s technical aspects such as potential debris dispersal impact location,” it posted.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson said on Twitter that “the People’s Republic of China did not share specific trajectory information as their Long March 5B rocket fell back to Earth”.
The falling space debris, measuring in at 53.6 metres in height, is the result of the Long March 5B launch on July 24 to deliver the Wentian experiment module to China’s Tiangong Space Station.