A huge, orbiting Chinese space station could crash to Earth in a deadly fireball, space experts have warned.
Speaking to Space.com last month, several experts suggested that signs hint that the eight-ton Tiangong-1 space station is out of control.
Satellite tracker Thomas Dorman told Space.com, ‘If I am right, China will wait until the last minute to let the world know it has a problem with their space station.
‘It could be a real bad day if pieces of this came down in a populated area … but odds are, it will land in the ocean or in an unpopulated area.’
‘Sometimes, the odds just do not work out, so this may bear watching.’
Most pieces of space junk burn up on re-entry, but because of its size, pieces of Tiangong-1 might reach the ground.