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October 9, 2018

Tiangong-1 space station will fall to Earth this weekend

The out of control Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will fall to Earth this weekend, according to predictions.

The 40-feet long craft, which malfunctioned in 2016 and entered a decaying orbit soon after, will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere at some point between March 31 and April 1. Most of Tiangong is expected to burn up on re-entry, though some debris may withstand the enormous temperatures created by friction and fall down to Earth.

Statistically speaking, the chances of being hit by falling space debris are 1 in one trillion.

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