Solar Telescope Falls From Sky, Lands On Texas Farm

Solar TelescopeA couple in Texas was shocked to discover a large satellite-like object on their farm after it fell from the sky Wednesday night.

Barbara Nefstead snapped a photo of what the National Center for Atmospheric Research said is a solar telescope.

"I didn't think it was very likely (for it to land on property)"," Nefstead said. "We went outside and saw what had come down outside."

"It's a once in a lifetime thing," Scott Nefstead said.

Recently, scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research facility launched the space equipment as a test flight, according to the report.

Officials said the equipment stays in the lower atmosphere and is designed to drop to earth after gathering weather related data.

The space equipment did not hit anything when it landed on the farm. Scientists said they plan to get the telescope this week.

Video after the jump.

Source: Local6
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