In case you had plans for tomorrow, maybe a roast or something, those plans could very well be interrupted a space station falling down on you and ruining your roast.
Much of the craft will burn up upon re-entry, but "some parts will survive the process and reach the surface of Earth".
In these final hours, Maximilian Teodorescu, a scientific researcher with the National Institute for Lasers and Plasma in Bucharest, Romania, was able to photograph Tiangong-1 as it made a transit passing in front of the sun.
An out-of-control Chinese space laboratory, Tiangong-1 that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower.
Experts predict that a Chinese space station now tumbling toward Earth will make its crash landing on Easter Sunday, but they are not sure where.
The CMSEO said the probability of someone being hit by a meteorite of more than 200 grammes is one in 700 million. The Aerospace Corp. says it could land along a strip of the US that includes the southern Lower Peninsula of MI.
CORDS has zeroed in on early April 1, while the USA military's Joint Space Operations Center predicts an earlier re-entry at 5:52 p.m. PT Saturday, March 31, with a margin of error of 14 hours. It is estimated to be less than a 1 in 1 trillion chance that a particular person will be injured by falling space debris.
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Earlier estimates had given a wide window for when the defunct space station the size of a school bus would fall to Earth.
"You're more likely to be struck by lightning than by space debris". The module is expected to reenter somewhere between 43 degrees north latitude and 43 degrees south latitude, the Guardian reported on March 6.
Fortunately, most of it will burn up in the atmosphere.
The Satview map shows several different satellites in orbit, including the Hubble telescope and the International Space Station. The station is now losing forward speed, which means that gravity is pulling it towards Earth faster and faster, with the air around it too thin to slow it down.
Still, the chances of anyone being hit by a hunk of Tiangong are about 1 in 1,000,000,000,000, according to The Aerospace Corp., a California-based research group that monitors all goings-on above Earth via its Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies.
In 1997 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lottie Williams got a bruise on her shoulder from a small piece of debris from a rocket launched the year before.