The Hush Post: China’s first space station, Tiangong-1 is expected to come crashing down on the earth in the next few days. But it still remains a mystery as to exactly where and when on our planet will this 8.5 tonne module hit.
Scientists say that Tiangong-1 space station has become imbalanced and is uncontrollably descending towards the earth with a high velocity.
Meanwhile, space monitoring agencies differ on its re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. While the US-funded Aerospace Corporation has estimated that it may re-enter during the first week of April, the European Space Agency (ESA) expects the module to come down between 24 March and 19 April.
Scientists say that the re-entry will take place anywhere between 43 degrees north to 43 degrees south latitude. Means, it may land somewhere in Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, Italy, North China, anywhere.
According to space research agency, Aerospace, a small amount of the debris from the module may hit the earth and this should happen within a region that is a few hundred kilometres in size.
However, Aerospace did offer some solace. No one has ever been harmed by re-entering space debris so far.
The Tiangong-1 space lab was launched in 2011 and was billed as a potent symbol of the China’s rise.