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Out-of-control Chinese space station to hit Earth in the coming months but no one knows where
While the God's doomsday might be far, humans seem to be working hard to make man-made doomsday a certainty. The biggest and latest example being the Chinese space laboratory that is going to come down crashing to the Earth.

And if this wasn't worse enough, we do not know in which part of the world it will crash.

The lab named Tiangong 1, meaning "heavenly palace", was launched in September 2011 and after over six years, is all set to hit the Earth.

As per the latest reports, the lab should hit our planet anytime between October 2017 and April 2018.

The 34-feet-long space station weighs eight and a half tons, and while most of it is expected to burn once it enters the Earth's atmosphere, splinter pieces could still hit the Earth's surface. Furthermore, as per reports, the splinter pieces would not be small and could weigh up to even a 100 kilograms. And given the speed with which they are going to strike, it could lead to a catastrophe.

But can anything be done about it to minimise the damage? Well, practically, no, as predicting where the remnants of the space lab would hit, is almost impossible.

While it has been reported that the lab won't cause much damage, it reinforces the question about safe usage of space and the need to ascertain with whom does the accountability lie in case of a catastrophe.

Such uncontrolled crashes have happened in the past as well, for example the 1991 crash of the Soviet Salyut 7 space station.

While China accepted that Tianging 1 was out of its control, Tiangong 2, was launched in September 2016. Both of them are steps towards setting up a permanently manned space station for which China has set 2020 as the deadline.

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