The out-of-control Chinese space station will crash down back to Earth over Easter weekend, experts have said.
According to the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, debris from Tiangong-1 will splash down between March 30 and April 2 across the northern hemisphere.
The space agency said these dates were “highly variable” and that it would be offering revised forecasts every couple of days.
“At no time will a precise time/location prediction from ESA be possible,” it explained in a statement .
“This forecast was updated approximately weekly through to mid-March, and is now being updated every 1~2 days.”
Although most of the 8.5-tonne craft will disintegrate as it enters our atmosphere, some parts of debris weighing as much as 100kg could strike Earth.
Worryingly, the space station contains a rocket fuel called hydrazine, which can cause liver and nerve damage to humans after long-term exposure.
It’s been on a collision course with Earth since China lost control of it in 2016.