Space junk set to crash into moon likely from China, not SpaceX, experts say – KIRO 7 News Seattle


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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A massive, 3-ton hunk of “space junk” is set to crash into the moon Friday – but the debris may not be from a SpaceX rocket after all. > > Read more trending news According to The Associated Press , although asteroid tracker Bill Gray initially identified the object as the upper stage of a SpaceX Falcon rocket launched in 2015 , he later revised his assessment, saying it likely came from a Chinese rocket launched in 2014. Chinese ministry officials denied his claim, arguing that the rocket’s upper stage burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere,...