New photo shows the Tiangong-1 space station that’s about to smash into Earth

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The Tiangong-1 Chinese space station has been widely covered over the past few months, but it’s not the type of coverage astronomers want when discussing a space station. Back in October, China admitted that it had completely lost control of the Tiangong-1 space station. Having no way to steer the spacecraft’s path in orbit around our planet is obviously a bad thing, and officials from China’s space program said that the space station would eventually come crashing back down to Earth.

Some rough estimates were given at the time, but further analysis by the European Space Agency (ESA) determined that the Tiangong-1 space station would likely smash back down into Earth sometime between March 24th and April 19th. It’s now mid-March, which means we’re now perilously close to seeing the station’s inevitable demise. In fact, the most recent estimates suggest that the impact is most likely to occur in late March, as opposed to early April. Now, Tiangong-1 has been photographed as it makes its way through space and back down toward Earth.

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