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A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here’s how worried you should be – The Conversation AU

China’s Long March 5B rocket, after a successful blast-off in April to deliver a space station module, is now on track to crash-land somewhere with a latitude between…



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A large piece of space debris, possibly weighing several tonnes, is currently on an uncontrolled reentry phase (thats space speak for out of control), and parts of it are expected to crash down to Earth over the next few weeks.
If that isnt worrying enough, it is impossible to predict exactly where the pieces that dont burn up in the atmosphere might land. Given the objects orbit, the possible landing points are anywhere in a band of latitudes a little farther north than New York, Madrid and Beijing…

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