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China's 8-ton space station is headed straight for Earth -- and no one knows where it will land

A photo of the giant screen at the Jiuquan space center shows the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft approching Tiangong-1 module for the automatic docking on July 18, 2012. Three Chinese astronauts entered an orbiting module for the first time, a key step towards the nation's first space station, a move broadcast live on China's state television network, as China aims to complete construction of a space station by 2020, a goal that requires it to perfect docking technology. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

How's this for a scary thought: China's 8 1/2-ton space station will come crashing down to Earth and scientists have no idea where it will land. According to the Washinton Post, Tiangong 1, or "Heavenly Palace," will collide with our planet sometime in the next few months and some of it will burn up before it ever reaches Earth, luckily.

China lost control of its space lab and told the United Nations it would come crashing down between April and October of 2018 and admitted they don't know where the 34-foot spacecraft will land.

Today, Pat discussed all the scary scenarios and remembered when the Soviet Salyut 7 station came crashing down to Earth in 1991. Luckily, no one's been hurt by one of these before and hopefully, it stays that way.

Check out the full report, here.

To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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