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Remnants of the Long March-5B Y2 rocket re-entered Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, space officials in China announced late Saturday.Details: Most of the rocket's debris burned up during the uncontrolled re-entry, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said in a social media post. NASA administrator Bill Nelson accused China's government in a statement Saturday of "failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property on Earth of re-entries of space objects and maximize transparency regarding those operations."NelsonParts of the rocket's 100-foot core re-entered the atmosphere at 10.24am Beijing Sunday time, landing at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said.For the record: The Pentagon said this week it was tracking the uncontrolled descent of the rocket that carried a Chinese Space Station module to orbit last month, but experts couldn't predict where it would land.Between the lines: Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., tweeted: "An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. "It appears China won its gamble (unless we get news of debris in the Maldives). But it was still reckless."Of note: Axios' Miriam Kramer notes that China’s Tiangong-1 space station returned to Earth in an uncontrolled fall in 2018, burning up above the Pacific Ocean.What to watch: We could see more uncontrolled rocket re-entries in the future as China launches further missions to its new space station, per the New York Times.Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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Much of the rocket was destroyed as it fell, but some debris landed west of the Maldives, China says.
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Officials in Afghanistan said Sunday the death toll from a vehicle bombing outside a school in the capital, Kabul, has risen to 58, and hospitals were treating "at least 150" wounded people, per Reuters.Why it matters: Saturday's blast that killed multiple high school girls is at least the second to strike students in Afghanistan in a little over a week. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeViolence in Afghanistan has escalated since President Biden announced that the U.S. would begin withdrawing troops in May and would complete a full withdrawal by Sept. 11, 2021. The big picture: No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack, which occurred as the high school was hosting female students for classes.Afghan President Ashraf Ghani blamed the bombing on the Taliban, though the group condemned the attack via Twitter.A vehicle bombing outside of a public building last week in Logar Province killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60, including multiple high school students.Go deeper: Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice concerned about Afghan troop withdrawalEditor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
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