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You know that all satellites are in freefall, right?
China’s first space station could be in freefall and hurtling back towards earth
This part is correct.
The potential for large-scale disaster is unlikely with the space station likely to meet the same fate as formerly lost satellites – burning up on its way back to Earth before crashing down as smaller molten metal pieces rather than a large destructive piece.
originally posted by: paxnatus
Don't know if this is what is headed our way but i did hear a Chineese Space Station is falling towards earth!
Nope. But there a hell of a lot more unpopulated area than there is otherwise. And, I can't be sure a large rock won't fall on me in the next 3 hours either.
In other words can you be 100% sure this object will not land in a heavy populated area?
originally posted by: boncho
Even 'hoax guys' get real information too. Then we just dismiss it as "its just the hoax guy". Annoying as it is, because I hate giving those people views. I can't confirm a UFO, but it does appear the feed was down. That's all I got looking into it.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: UnBreakable
If we assume this object is not a hoax, why is it that NASA frequently cuts the feed once they get something that seems unusual? Even if it was a falling satellite, what's the harm is showing it?
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: paxnatus
And, I can't be sure a large rock won't fall on me in the next 3 hours either.
originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: JimOberg
I'm not too worried about anything falling directly on my head but what is the likelihood of us being able to see the show?
I'm not sure of the size of the thing but will it frazzle and pop all quietly up there out of sight or will it be a bit of a spectacle?
Rookie question but it would be interesting to me.