The crash of a Chinese space junk this weekend is not a cause for panic

A huge Chinese rocket body is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you should rush into a bunker.

The doomed piece of space junk is the core stage of the Long March 5B rocket which launched a module to China Tiangong Space Station last Sunday (July 24). The latest forecasts indicate that the 25 tonne (22.5 metric ton) booster will arrive on Saturday evening (July 30), although there is quite a large margin of error in these estimates: plus or minus 16 hours at this point. .

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