[Pics] China's Space Station Will Crash To Earth Within Months

Submitted by: fancylad 3 weeks ago in News & Politics Science

The Tiangong-1 in action.

As if we don't have enough to worry about, now we have to deal with the space station China admittedly lost, which is now orbiting towards, and is scheduled to break apart enters Earth's atmosphere.

An excerpt from The Guardian: "In 2016 Chinese officials confirmed they had lost control of the space station and it would crash to Earth in 2017 or 2018. China’s space agency has since notified the UN that it expects Tiangong-1 to come down between October 2017 and April 2018. Since then the station’s orbit has been steadily decaying. In recent weeks it has dipped into more dense reaches of Earth’s atmosphere and started falling faster."



If you’re wondering where it will crash, the European Space Agency predicted that fragments (weighing up to 200 lbs.) could fall over any spot within 43ºN and 43ºS, latitudes which encompass major Asian cities such as Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and New Delhi. The Middle East, the African continent, parts of Europe such as Spain and Italy as well as American cities like San Francisco, New York and Miami are also within the latitude range. The European Space Agency  reported that it's not possible to provide more precise landing locations. 
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Male 6,562
Well the chances of it hitting the ocean are pretty big.
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Male 40,476
What goes up must come down.
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Male 4,361
Gerry1of1 Spinnin' wheel got to go 'round.
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Male 422
I'll put $1 on it hitting the pacific ocean.
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Male 91
skeeter01 Since I would lose if I bet on the sun coming up tomorrow, I'll put a dollar on it hitting land. 
(keeping the world safe one post at a time) 
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Male 422
elgabalo thank you for your service.
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Male 1,509
Guess this means I need to re-enforce my tinfoil.
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Male 208
trimble just made me smile
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Male 4,361
WakeToWood Glad, now I have Devo stuck in my head, it's great.
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