Sunday space: Addressing space junk myths after Space X junk lands in Dalgety – The Canberra Times

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However, like lots of spacecraft and airplanes, it had carbon fibre – used to insulate and protect electronic components. When burnt, it can be dangerous. Luckily in the case of the SpaceX Trunk, it had landed a few weeks before Jock Wallace and Mick Miners found pieces, and wind and rain had weathered the pieces enough, blowing or washing off most of the scorched pieces.

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