Space-junk anxiety deepens as China rocket falls back to earth

Space-junk anxiety deepens as China rocket falls back to earth
The Long March 5B rocket lifted off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan Island, China, on Oct. 31. (Image: Getty)
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By Loren GrushA massive Chinese rocket booster is headed for an uncontrolled fall through the atmosphere in the next 24 hours, sparking concerns that pieces of the giant vehicle could crash to Earth.It’s the fourth time in two years a large Chinese rocket has headed for an uncontrolled impact and that has many space industry experts crying foul. Both the US and Europe adhere to a rule that any space debris that is disposed of over the Earth must not exceed a one-in-10,000 chance that it will cause an injury on the ground, a threshold...

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