GETTY/SATFLAREChinese space station Tiangong-1 is plummeting towards Earth and is expected to hit on Monday
CHINESE space station Tiangong-1 is plummeting towards Earth and is expected to hit on Monday but the latest predictions have indicated it could hit the hermit kingdom of North Korea, it has been revealed.
Website Satflare has a live tracker to show the current location of the abandoned space station and where it might land.
At the time of writing, it is currently hovering over the Atlantic ocean off the coast of North Africa and is predicted to hit south-east China, near the border with North Korea.
China had said its re-entry would occur in late 2017 but that process was delayed, leading some experts to suggest the space laboratory is out of control.iPhone transfer software
The European Space Agency said: "One of the main reasons why it is so difficult to make accurate reentry predictions, even if just a few days in advance of an expected reentry, materialised during Thursday this week.Related articles
"A high-speed stream of particles from the Sun, which was expected to reach Earth and influence our planet's geomagnetic field, did, in fact, not have any effect, and calmer space weather around Earth and its atmosphere is now expected in the coming days.
"This means that the density of the upper atmosphere, through which Tiangong-1 is moving, did not increase as predicted (which would have dragged the spacecraft down sooner) and hence the ESA Space Debris Office has adjusted the predicted