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China’s Long March 5B heavy launcher poses danger to Earth

Long March 5B, China’s heavy launch vehicle, which went out of control after launch, may enter the atmosphere and fall down on Earth. The place of the possible fall remains unknown, CNN reports citing Pentagon spokesman Mike Howard.
It is believed that the Chinese rocket will enter Earth’s atmosphere on May 8. It will be possible to establish the exact location of the fall a few hours before that. This is currently not possible due to the speed of the rocket, Mike Howard said.
“U.S. Space Command is aware of and tracking the location of the Chinese Long March 5B in space, but its exact entry point into the Earth’s atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until within hours of its reentry, which is expected around May 8,” Howard said.