A Chinese space station will fall to Earth this weekend

IT’S A BIRD…  This radar image of the Chinese Tiangong-1 space station was recently captured by scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer FHR research institute. The craft is losing altitude and will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend.

Fraunhofer FHR

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