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Space junk set to re-enter close to Aus – Morning Bulletin

Debris from Chinese rocket set to collide with Earth



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Debris from a huge Chinese rocket is set to re-enter Earths atmosphere close to Australia. The European Space Agency has confirmed China’s Long March 5B rocket – which was launched into the skies with much fanfare a mere week ago – has dropped into low Earth orbit.
US space research organisation the Aerospace Corporation has forecast the 18 tonne piece of ejected rocket will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere at around 4am on Sunday, May 9, Greenwich Mean Time, which would be 2pm AEST.
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