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Eyes on sky as China’s Long March rocket wreckage falls back to Earth

Debris from a Long March 5B rocket is “under close watch” and is likely to fall back to Earth in international waters, a source with knowledge of China’s space programme and an analyst said after reports of potential danger from falling wreckage.The rocket was used to launch the core module of the Tiangong Space Station on Thursday, and the remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days.Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, from the Harvard & Smithsonian…Debris from a Long March 5B rocket is “under close watch” and is likely to fall back to Earth in international waters, a source with knowledge of China’s space programme and an analyst said after reports of potential danger from falling wreckage.The rocket was used to launch the core module of the Tiangong Space Station on Thursday, and the remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days.Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, from the Harvard & Smithsonian…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post