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It's 10-stories tall and twice as heavy as a school bus, and it's set to crash back to Earth this weekend — but no one is quite sure where or when.

A piece of a rocket launched by China in late Aprilis expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime late Saturday or early Sunday, according to experts and officials.

The 98-foot-long, 20-ton section of China's Long March 5B rocket is tumbling through space in an uncontrolled orbit at 18,000 miles per hour after blasting off last month carrying part of the country's new space station.

And while it's common for pieces of rockets to fall back to Earth, this particular section has drawn concern because its lack of control means experts aren't sure where it will come down.

Scientists say the risk of it killing anyone after it re-enters the planet's atmosphere is small but not impossible: There is a tiny chance the debris could hit New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, the Nigerian capital of Abuja or Beijing. It will more likely land in an ocean or the wilderness.
 

full story: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1266669

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alsemanche

Wouldn't most of it burn in the atmosphere before hitting the ground anyway? 

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littlepotter

So sick of that country's carelessness. 

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iAstroLeo
Posted (edited)

2020 - Hits Earth with Covid 19

2021 - Hits Earth with a rocket

2022 - ???? Hits Earth with fabulousness I hope

Also, I'm positive it will land in the USA or London because in a few years, Hollywood wants to make a movie out of this and these are the only locations where action movies take part in :selena: 

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River

And it hit my head saw a sine:emma:

I'd rather be dead but I guess I'm alive ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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PartySick

It's like the world's unluckiest lottery :bear:

1 minute ago, iAstroLeo said:

2020 - Hits Earth with Covid 19

2021 - Hits Earth with a rocket

2022 - ???? Hits Earth with fabulousness I hope

In 2022 the rocket will be filled with nuclear cargo :giggle:

I hope y'all played the Fallout games 'cause we're going to need that experience :diane:

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Monsieur D
Just now, iAstroLeo said:

2022 - ???? Hits Earth with fabulousness I hope

My predictions:

- Chromaticians invade the Earth.

- Kaoticians and Chromaticians space fight.

- Lady Gaga decides to cancel Earth for good.

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LateToCult
3 minutes ago, alsemanche said:

Wouldn't most of it burn in the atmosphere before hitting the ground anyway? 

Yeah. Part of it is expected to burn up. Nobody knows where the remaining debris will land (probably the ocean though). That’s why it’s an interesting little story.

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FATCAT
3 minutes ago, Illuminati said:

Hit me

You must have student loans, this is peak college kid walking across the street in traffic

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PEZ

praying this thing crushes me Donnie Darko-style :pray:

 

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I hope it falls on the Brazilian presidential office:zilla:

 

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