: Nine-ton installation the size of a school bus comes crashing into the atmosphere in a huge fireball and just misses tropical paradise

  • The defunct Chinese space station Tiangong-1 re-entered the atmosphere over the South Pacific on Monday
  • Craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8.15am Beijing time and ‘vast majority’ had burnt up upon re-entry
  • Chinese space authorities had predicted to would re-enter off the Brazilian coast in the South Atlantic
  • It was hard for authorities to predict exactly where it would crash
  • The chances of any one person being hit by its debris are considered to be less than one in a trillion