Africa is in the crash zone of falling Chinese space station

Tiangong-1 reentry window forecast as of 6 March Credit ESA

TIME notes that Tiangong-1 is small when it comes to space stations, and that NASA made its own uncontrolled space station entry back into Earth in 1979 with its much larger 77-ton NASA SkyLab.

He said scientists would wait until two hours before it starts to fall to identify the precise location. "There's still a fair amount of uncertainty". Instead, he points out, you'd need to lodge a complaint with your government who might then seek damages on your behalf. The Aerospace Coporation says "amateur satellite trackers have been tracking Tiangong-1 and claim it has been orbiting uncontrolled since at least June 2016". Although the Chinese government has yet to confirm whether the reentry will be uncontrolled, global observers believe it has been orbiting uncontrolled since at least June 2016, so it's doubtful China has any influence over where it will reenter.

Debris from Tiangong-1 may fall onto the above shadowed areas. Because of that, it's almost impossible to pinpoint where the station will come down.

The last manned mission to Tiangong-1 was in 2013. Chinese officials initially said they planned to de-orbit Tiangong-1 in a controlled fashion, using the craft's thrusters to guide it into Earth's atmosphere.

Please join us as our experts discuss the latest predictions on the location and timing of this major reentry event.

Even with a higher chance than other regions, the likelihood of a piece of debris hitting someone or something is very unlikely. "It's more likely than not that this thing will reenter over an unpopulated area and it may be that no on ever sees it", Abraham said.

According to the European Space Agency and space debris experts the chances of being personally hit by a piece of space metal are practically zero, especially in Malta.

It is due to the Maltese scientists' efforts that for the first time a multi-pixel system has been installed on the Bologna radio telescope to watch the debris fall towards the earth.

"But you may get to wave it goodbye as it streaks across the sky". But that depends, of course, on how close you are to the falling debris as well as the time of day and the amount of cloud cover, according to Abraham.

It's kind of a amusing thing that this particular bit of space junk falling to Earth has captured the imagination of people around the world.

China has recently put the space station into "sleep mode" ahead of it de-orbitization and its replacement with a new model.



Latest news

Dave Gettleman Talks Odell Beckham Jr
In four seasons with the Giants, Beckham has 313 catches for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns and was named the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year.

NATO To Announce 'Measures' Over Russian Spy Poisoning
Numerous countries to follow suit on Monday said they did so out of solidarity with the British government. Stoltenberg said he would also deny the pending accreditation request for three other Russian diplomats .

Fresh rebel withdrawals from Syria's shrinking Ghouta
Dozens of people had been waiting since early morning for the arrival of relatives and friends who were bussed out of Ghouta . The Russian military has said it will not tolerate the presence of armed groups near the capital.

Expectations from meeting in Varna — Turkey-EU
Membership negotiations began in 2005, but have since stalled over a number of issues that Erdogan refuses to compromise on. But, she added, "it would be delusional to believe that the European Union would grant Turkey concessions on this matter".

Weather Authority: Dry weather continues into the weekend
Current model data is showing the warmer temperatures sticking around for a bit for the end of the month and into early April. Temps on Saturday and Sunday will remain above freezing between Boston and Worcester, with highs in the upper 30's.

Bettors banking on Elite Eight favorites in NCAA tournament
They got as close as 56-51 with less than five minutes to play, but Villanova closed the game on a 15-8 run. For the record, MI has won 12 straight and hasn't lost since falling at Northwestern on February 6.

China Includes 128 Items of USA in Tariffs Hike
Also omitted from the exemption list was USA ally Japan, though a government spokesman said Tokyo would press to be included. Trump's technology order is in response to "unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology", said a statement by the U.S.

People March For Tougher Gun Laws
Most of those who took to the Bethel street were students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and grandparents. The march officially began at noon, but protesters started gathering along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S.

Russia: President's legal team shake-up falters
Kelly, to stay in his job, despite the president's chafing at what he sees as the restrictions Mr. Ruddy, who is the chief executive of Newsmax Media, said he expected the chief of staff, John F.

China plans to hit United States with tariffs following Trump trade sanctions
The measures were specifically in response to United States steel and aluminium tariffs , which were taking effect Friday. As an economist and expert in global trade, I don't see how the proposed tariffs will resolve either one.

Iowa Family Reportedly Found Dead Inside Mexican Condo
Authorities said that there was "no sign of any traumatic injury" though it wasn't immediately clear what caused their deaths. Now the Franklins say the only thing they can do is be there for the Sharps' family and remember their friends.

'Stranger Things' Gives Raises to the Entire Cast
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Stranger Things 3, which is created by the brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer. It was inspired by both a desire to cut cost and make its brand identity more distinctive.

Spurs have edge over United at Wembley in FA Cup semi
When looking at the players that play centrally for Real Madrid and Barcelona, none of them are better than Christian. Ben Davies says Tottenham are "very confident" they can defeat Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals.

YouTube Plans To "Frustrate And Seduce" Users To Pay For A Subscription
The process includes the equipment, script-writing, and filming and editing of the video. But YouTube is basically doing it for free - well, free with a catch .

Kosovo parliament ratifies border deal with Montenegro after stormy session
The party is firmly opposed to the border deal claiming it would deprive the Balkan nation of several thousand hectares of land. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told deputies Tuesday that the vote was "one of the most important matters for the country".

Other news