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Doomed satellite spotting

Assuming the skies are clear enough, early risers tomorrow morning in Tasmania can catch a glimpse of a doomed Chinese satellite.

Tiangong-1 which is set to crash to Earth in the next few weeks, is on a trajectory that could see debris land in Tasmania.

It's only around 250 kilometres high at the moment, so it will be visible travelling in the sky between 6.28am and 6.33am tomorrow morning (Thursday).

As for when it does crash, Martin George from Launceston's Planetarium isn't too concerned.

"Of course the probability of someone being killed or injured by being struck by one of these pieces is exceedingly remote."