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21-ton Chinese rocket tumbles out of control and could shower debris on New York or Madrid after space station launch

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A HUGE Chinese rocket is making an uncontrolled re-entry back to earth and could land on a major city, experts have a warned.

The 21 ton Long March 5b is returning to earth after launching the first module of China’s new space station and could land on a large area that includes New York or Madrid.

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The rocket is currently hurtling back to earth at four miles a second and could fall anywhere between 41degrees north and south, also taking in Beijing, Sydney, Delhi and Rio de Janeiro.

Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer who tracks objects orbiting the earth, said the Long March 5b’s core stage is seven times bigger than the Space X rocket Falcon 9.

Debris from the Falcon 9 rocket came crashing down near Seattle last month, dropping tanks…



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