9-ton Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 to Light Up When It Crash Lands on Earth This Weekend

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