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Defunct China space lab to become celestial fireball

Defunct China space lab to become celestial fireball

A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere in the next 24 hours, China’s space authority said yesterday, hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometers an hour before disintegrating.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is the first of two showers that occur each year as a result of the Earth’s passing close to the orbit of Halley’s Comet twice a year.

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