A Rocket Is Going To Fall Back On Earth And A Possible Landing Spot Is Somewhere In The Arab World
Debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to fall back to Earth in an uncontrolled re-entry this weekend.
It is not clear where and when exactly the rocket parts will crash on the surface
The Long March 5B rocket was launched in late April to carry the first module of China’s future space station into orbit and the body of the rocket is currently circling Earth, about to enter the lower atmosphere.
Scientists across the world, including the Arab region, are watching the the path of the object and trying to figure out where it can possibly fall.
And the wider estimates do include Saudi Arabia and the overall region as possible landing spaces
تم تحديد منطقة سقوط صاروخ الصين لونج-مارش-5بي في منطقة تشمل كل الشرق الأوسط والعالم العربي
موعد السقوط المحتمل يوم 10 مايو الساعة 12 صباحا بتوقيت مكة
اللهم سلم سلم! pic.twitter.com/0eIlEWkKxh
— Sam Salhi-سامر الصالحي (@5alhi) May 5, 2021
Chinese state media has states that it hopes that the rocket might crash on inhabited land, suggesting it will fall somewhere in international waters.
Not to worry though, it is likely going to get shot down before it reached any habitable landed – should that be the case!