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Debris from Chinese rocket crashes back to Earth over Indian Ocean

Remnants of the massive Long March-5B Y2 rocket re-entered Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, space officials in China announced late Saturday, per the Washington Post.

The big picture: Most of the debris from the rocket that carried a Chinese Space Station module to orbit last month burned up, officials said, the Guardian reports.

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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