Sometime this weekend the upper stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket will plunge back to Earth and most of it will burn up on re-entry – but perhaps not all. Military experts in the US expect the booster...
- The Guardian - Edward Helmore
- By Mashable
Dive into our award-winning open letters to the next century, now just one generation away. Babies born this year in the U.S. are expected to live to 2100 and beyond. These letters examine what the world could look like then — and how we can make the best scenario happen.
- By Flipboard Science
The space around Earth has become congested with space stations, satellites, spacecrafts and debris. It's the last one that has scientists perhaps the most worried as it poses a danger to astronauts and to the inhabitants on the planet below. The Chinese rocket that fell uncontrollably earlier this month is one example of the dangers created by so-called space junk. Learn more about this problem and what's being done to try and clean up outer space.
- The Washington Post - By Antonia Noori Farzan
This much is certain: An out-of-control Chinese booster rocket went up and will come down — one of the largest objects to reenter the atmosphere without any controls to guide its trajectory. With oceans...
- Popular Mechanics - By Kyle Mizokami
There's a non-zero chance the debris will land somewhere in the U.S. U.S. Space Command is closely monitoring debris from a Chinese rocket that’s on a rapid collision course with Earth and projected to...