WFLA-TV: A 23-ton piece of Chinese space debris is anticipated to crash to Earth on Friday, but when and where is uncertain.
According to space.com, the space trash originates from a Long March 5B rocket that reached Earth's orbit on Monday to deliver China's Tiangong space station's last module.
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Models and observations predict the rocket body will return Friday morning, although the timing varies.
The Aerospace Corporation, which supports national security space operations, predicts the rocket body will reenter the atmosphere on Friday about 7:20 a.m. EDT (+/- 3 hours).
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