Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 creates fiery spectacle over Brazil

The body of Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 re-entered Earth's atmosphere over Brazil at around 21:46 UTC (18:46 LT) on March 16, 2021, two days after schedule.

The event created spectacular fiery scenery above the Brazilian state of Para and was mistaken for a meteor fireball by many people.

Featured image credit: Bramon

Tags: space junk


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