The out-of-control Chinese space station heading for Earth this weekend is expected to put on a “splendid show”, according to experts.
The Tiangong-1 space craft is expected to tear across the sky – similar to that of a meteor shower – once it plummets into the Earth’s atmosphere somewhere between today and Easter Monday.
Chinese authorities say it is unlikely the nine-tonne space station will cause any damage.
Holger Krag, head of the European Space Agency said: “If you’re in the right place at the right times, and the sky is clear, it will be quite spectacular.
The ESA is currently predicting a narrower window of tonight to late Sunday evening.
“It will be visible to the naked eye, even in daylight, and look like a slow-moving shooting star that splits into a few more shooting stars. You might even see a smoke trial.”
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Source: The Sun