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Rocket debris from China’s space station launch is hurtling back to Earth — and scientists aren’t sure where it will land – CBS News

Its fast speed makes its landing place nearly impossible to predict, but it is expected to make landfall in the coming days.

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A huge piece of space junk is about to make an uncontrolled re-entry back into Earth’s atmosphere, threatening to drop debris on a number of cities around the world in the coming days. It’s leftover from China’s first module for its new Tianhe space station — and no one knows where it will land. 
The 46,000-pound Chinese rocket Long March-5B recently launched the first module for the country’s new space station into orbit. After the core separated from the rest of the rocket, it should have followed…

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