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‘Hanging in the balance’: Giant piece of space junk hurtling towards Earth – 3AW 693AM

A 20 tonne piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth and is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry to the planet in the next few days. The debris is a rocket…

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A 20 tonne piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth and is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry to the planet in the next few days.
The debris is a rocket booster from China’s Long March 5B, which took the first module of China’s new space station to orbit last month.
While most of the junk is likely to burn up before reaching Earth, some pieces may remain, and they could land almost anywhere.
“We do know it’s going to be between +42 latitude and -42 latitude, so it’s like (between) Copenhagen…

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