Large piece of space debris could fall around New York, Madrid or Beijing

BEIJING, (BM) – A giant piece of space debris weighing several tons is currently approaching Earth. The movement of this block, which is the wreckage of the Chinese ship Long March 5B, is chaotic and impossible to predict.

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Experts expect the debris to enter the Earth’s atmosphere over the next few weeks. Where exactly they will fall is unknown. Scientists are particularly concerned that this type of space debris does not burn in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Given the object’s orbit, possible landing points are somewhere “just north of New York, Madrid and Beijing and south of southern Chile and New Zealand.” A similar incident happened about a year ago. And also, with the Chinese missile. The wreckage fell into the Atlantic Ocean, but some of it landed in the African Côte d’Ivoire.

The Long March 5B rocket successfully launched a module into orbit for the future Chinese space station Tianhe. China assumed that their space specialists would control the return of the ship to Earth. However, Chinese specialists lost control. Now we have to wait where the remains of Long March 5B will fall.


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