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Falling satellite: Watch Tiangong-1 plummet through the Earth’s atmosphere

28 Mar 2018, 10:41 UTC
Falling satellite: Watch Tiangong-1 plummet through the Earth’s atmosphere CMSA

Tiangong-1, China’s first-ever space laboratory, has been predicted to fall to Earth as early as this week according to Chinese space agency officials – and, weather permitting, there’s the opportunity to see it making one of its final trips around our planet before it disintegrates into a fiery ball on re-entry into our Earth’s atmosphere. Observers have been advised to keep an eye on the sky between the early mornings of 30 March and 2 April, with Easter Sunday being the most likely day that the troubled space station will leave its orbit for good.

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