When where will China space station crash - Chinese Tiangong fall?

Any pieces of Tiangong-1

The scientists have been predicting its crash since the China Manned Space engineering office declared "mission over" in 2016.

It'll likely be one of the last times we see Tiangong-1 - at least, aside from debris that is likely to survive the burn and land on Earth.

In these final hours, Maximilian Teodorescu, a scientific researcher with the National Institute for Lasers and Plasma in Bucharest, Romania, was able to photograph Tiangong-1 as it made a transit passing in front of the sun. China launched the 34-foot-long spacecraft in 2011 as a prototype and a platform for larger products such as the Tiangong-2, which was launched in 2016, and a future permanent space station.

Eastern Standard Time on Sunday for when the school bus-sized space station will fall into Earth.

Predictions of Tiangong-1's most likely point of impact come from Aerospace, a United States research organisation based in El Segundo, California, that advises government and private enterprise on space flight.

The EOC says any suspected space debris should be considered hazardous.

The ministry noted that it is very unlikely that the defunct space lab will cause damage to people or property on the ground, as most of the vehicle is expected to burn up when reentering the Earth's atmosphere.

"A high-speed stream of particles from the Sun, which was expected to reach Earth and influence our planet's geomagnetic field, did, in fact, not have any effect, and calmer space weather around Earth and its atmosphere is now expected in the coming days", the ESA said.

Earlier on March 26, the ESA had released a map marking in green the probable locations where the out-of-control space lab could crash. Richardson said, "That whole chunk of the middle of the globe is still in the potential impact zone".

The possible area of impact will not be outside 43 degrees North or South of the Equator, and although the report states that almost 5.2 billion people live inside the impact area, most of it is the only ocean. Though, scientists and engineers still can not pinpoint where and when the 9.4-tonne school bus-size space station will fall.

If you are one of those worriers, fear not; your chances of being hit by any piece of space station debris, ever, are roughly one in 300 trillion.

If Tiangong-1 breaks apart in the MI night sky, it will look like a shooting star. Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is being especially cheery, offering regular updates and letting us know that there's another piece of celestial debris that's headed our way.

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