Chinese space junk crash this weekend is no cause for panic

Chinese space junk crash this weekend is no cause for panic

A massive Chinese rocket body is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you should rush into a bunker.

The doomed piece of space junk is the core stage of the Long March 5B rocket which launched a module to China’s Tiangong Space Station last Sunday (July 24). The latest predictions show that the 25-tonne (22.5 tonnes) booster will touch down on Saturday night (July 30), although there is quite a margin of error in such estimates: plus or minus 16 hours at this point.

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