A space station launched by China in 2011, is expected to fall to the Earth in the next week.
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A space station launched by China – which reportedly lose – is expected to fall to Earth on or close to April Fool’s Day.
Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Lab is Expected to Fall to the Earth in 2 to 3 Weeks https://t.co/1C78iyBgGQ pic.twitter.com/6M1KIRE5ac
— SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) March 17, 2018
The Tiangong-1 responds to China’s commands to 2016, according to Space.com. Scientists have since expected the space station back to Earth as a man-made meteorite, but not sure where the country.
In the past few months, scientists have had a better approximation of the location of the station is the country. According to the Washington Post, they’ve warned that Spain, Portugal, France and Greece see the 19,000 pound meteorite fall within their boundaries.
By my calculations, Tiangong-1, the 50 most massive uncontrolled reentry into the atmosphere of the Earth a job in the history.
— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) March 25, 2018
Scientists say that the Tiangong-1 is currently spinning around the Earth at 17,500 mph, which equates to a trip around the planet every 90 minutes. If the drive drops closer to the Earth and gains strength, the thicker the air will cause friction around the craft in a hot plasma, the Post reported.
Depending on the time of day and the location, the non-profit research agency air and Space says, the return station may be visible for “up to a minute or more.”
There is reportedly a small chance that the falling debris will hit someone.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.