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The Sky is Falling

At some point during the end of march, beginning of April the Tiangong-1 Chinese spaceship will fall back to Earth. The vessel will travel with speeds close to 16,500mph and burn up in the atmosphere. 314 more words

How To Survive The Debris From The Chinese Space Station

For those of you who haven’t been obsessively following this over the last few months you may be a little out of the loop. Today marks the day where it is guesstimated that China’s out of control space station Tiangong-1 is going to crash into the Earth – and where will it do this you may ask? 417 more words


Defunct Chinese Space Lab Set to Re-Enter Earth's Atmosphere

BERLIN (AP) — China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours.

Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said falling debris poses only a slight risk to people on the ground. 291 more words





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April Fools' Crash: China's Space Station Will Most Likely Fall to Earth on Sunday

It sure looks like the abandoned Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will put on its re-entry light show on April Fools’ Day.

The European Space Agency (ESA), which has been tracking the prototype habitat through its final days and hours, now predicts (as of March 31) it will re-enter the atmosphere within a window centered on April 1 at around 23:25 UTC (7:25 p.m.

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Want the Latest on the Falling Chinese Space Station?

Update, 6:22 p.m.: The Pacific got any debris:

UPDATE: #JFSCC confirmed #Tiangong1 reentered the atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at ~5:16 p.m. (PST) April 1.

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What Goes Up ...

If you’re the least bit concerned about that Chinese space station that’s falling back to Earth then let NOVA LENS set your mind to rest. Read up on what’s really happening (no media hype) with Tiangong-1 and explore the science of space debris at NOVA LENS.