Abandoned Chinese space station returns to Earth

A Chinese space station has returned to Earth.

Debris from the abandoned Tiangong-one fell over a sparsely populated area of the South Pacific.

Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at Australian National University, believes 90% of the station burned up upon re-entry, leaving behind hundreds of kilograms of debris.

Radar clocked the space station hurtling at more than 27 thousand kilometres per hour as it entered the atmosphere.