China's rocket will crash back to Earth this week, could hit a city

A Chinese rocket that was recently launched is now out of control and is expected to impact Earth at some point this week.

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Published Mon, May 3 2021 7:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, May 29 2021 10:09 AM CDT

Last week, China launched its first piece of its own space station that is expected to be completed by 2022.

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Unfortunately, the launch wasn't all sunshine and rainbows as a 21-tonne rocket that carried the space station module to space is now going to crash back down to Earth. SpaceNews has reported that the Long March 5B rocket is out of control, and is likely to crash back down to Earth in the coming days. The rocket is currently travelling at 16,000 mph, and is circulating the Earth every 90 minutes.

Another unfortunate factoid is that due to the ever-changing variables of the rocket it's almost impossible to predict where it's going to land. At the moment projections estimate that the rocket could land anywhere between New York in the northern hemisphere and Wellington, New Zealand, in the southern hemisphere. Luckily, majority of the planet is covered in water, so the chances are it will land somewhere in the ocean, and not in someones backyard. For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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