The Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on April 1, breaking up over a stretch of the South Pacific roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Tahiti, according to the China National Space Administration. This was confirmed by the United States Air Force 18th Space Control Squadron, an organization tasked with tracking artificial objects in orbit. Due to CNSA’s inability to control the timing of Tiangong-1’s reentry, there were concerns over damage or injuries that might be caused by debris that might have survived reentry; however, none have been reported.
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