(BBC) — The European Space Agency's (Esa) Goce satellite has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, burning up in the process.
Early estimates suggested any surviving debris could have fallen somewhere along a path through East Asia and the Western Pacific to Antarctica.
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Dubbed the "Ferrari of space" because of its sleek looks, Goce is the first Esa mission to make an uncontrolled re-entry in more than 25 years.
The gravity mapping probe's plunge was inevitable once it ran out of fuel.