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China’s space station is out of control

Jazzy

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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.
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The massive satellite, launched in 2011, is reported to have lost radio connection with China’s space agency in March this year.

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.
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DrLeftover

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If it crashes into the US in the near future, I'm sure Mr. Obama will apologize to the Chinese for his country being in the way of their falling space junk.
 
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