More debris from a spacecraft that broke up while re-entering Earth's atmosphere eight years ago has been discovered.

On February 1, 2003, space shuttle Columbia scattered debris in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches.

Authorities this Friday discovered more material from the space shuttle which had fallen into a local lake. It was found after a drought caused the waters to recede.

According to NASA, the object is a power reactant storage and distribution (PRSD), and four feet in diameter. It is a tank that provides powers and water for shuttle missions.

NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone said "We're looking into whether we'll send a team out or local authorities can."

Meanwhile, Nacogdoches Polic Department is warning the public that if the object found is indeed a part of the shuttle, it is government property and tampering with is a criminal offense.