An aging NASA satellite that spent more than a decade studying the sun crashed to Earth over the Sahara Desert on Thursday, the space agency said.
According to NASA authorities, there have been no reports of damage or injuries as of yet from the reentry, which took place in Sudan in the early morning hours.
It was anticipated that the majority of the Rhessi satellite, which weighed 660 pounds (300 kilograms), would burn up as it descended through the atmosphere. However, analysts predicted that some fragments would survive and hit the ground.
Rhessi, a 2002 invention, was discontinued in 2018 due to a communication issue. It observed solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun before going silent.
The Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager is known as Rhessi.
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