China’s space lab hurtling toward earth

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Be sure to keep your eyes open on the sky this weekend.

Almost nine tons of space debris could fall from the sky over the next couple of days as China’s first space lab – the Tiangong-1 – hurtles toward the Earth.

The space station, which is about the size of a school bus, served as an experimental lab for Chinese astronauts from 2011 until Tiangong completed its mission five years later.

The Chinese government reportedly told the United Nations in May 2017 that their lab had “ceased functioning” in March 2016, without explaining why.

Without any data returning to earth, a controlled re-entry was rendered impossible and a crash into the atmosphere became inevitable.

Experts insist there is nothing to worry about, as most of the space station will burn before it reaches the ground.

For more details and updates, check CNN.com.

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