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Chinese space station will crash on Greece today
« on: Sunday, 01 April, 2018 @ 02:47:13 »
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Greece is under attack! Chinese space station will crash to Greece within hours

The destruction of the Chinese space station in the earth’s atmosphere and the fall of any parts of it on Earth will happen between midnight Saturday, March 31 and midday on Sunday April 1, according to the latest estimate of the European Space Agency.
https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/chinese-space-station-will-crash-greece-within-hours

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Re: Chinese space station will crash on Greece today
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 01 April, 2018 @ 14:19:50 »
Strangely, I saw this, or pretty much the same, on a couple of 'news' websites before 01 April, e.g


https://theweeklyobserver.com/greece-attack-chinese-space-station-will-crash-greece-within-hours/33375/

I changed the wording a little to make it a bit more obvious it was pretty unlikely the space station would fall on Greece. A fact acknowledged in the story itself,

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The possible fall zone lies between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south of Ecuador.

Which is pretty accurate, except that should read the Equator, not Ecuador. If you're not sure what's between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south of Ecuador the Equator, look at the image top left here. That's a lot of possibility. The chances of any of it falling on Greece are pretty slim.

So, there we go, some 'news' websites post fake news every day, not just on 01 April.

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Re: Chinese space station will crash on Greece today
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 08:32:14 »
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China’s Tiangong-1 space station has crashed in the Pacific Ocean, according to the country’s space agency.

The spacecraft re-entered the earth’s atmosphere at 0015 GMT on Monday over the South Pacific and mostly burnt up, state news agency Xinhua said.

The US military confirmed the re-entry with a statement from its Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC).

The European Space Agency had indicated earlier that Tiangong-1 was likely to break up over water, which covers most of the planet’s surface.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/tiangong-1-crash-china-space-station