The Sirius satellite has gone on a journey to the stars, with the last known position in the sky being in New Zealand.
Sirius is the only planet in the known universe that is both big and small.
It is the largest known planet and the only known moon, which orbits its parent star Sirius.
Its mission has been a constant source of controversy since its launch in 2009.
Its creators, the Italian space agency IAS, have been under scrutiny for not sharing data on the satellite’s position, as well as a decision not to notify the European Space Agency (ESA) about the satellite in 2012.
Its fate has been put into question by the recent disappearance of the satellite.
Last week, a US satellite, the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, also disappeared, but the cause remains unknown.