Debris From Chinese Space Station Expected To Fall Over Illinois
Come April 1st a hard hat may be a necessary part of our wardrobe.
Debris from the Chinese space station is expected to fall over Illinois' sky.
NBC Chicago reports that the Chinese space station "Tiangong 1 is predicted to enter the earth’s atmosphere sometime between the end of March and early April."
It's been predicted that the space station will burn up entering earth's atmosphere. However, fall out debris from it is expected to hit the earth "around April 1, give or take a few days. The European Space Agency says that it's "re-entry will happen between March 30 and April 6."
The exact date and time are a bit sketchy, but one thing that is known is the wide swatch the debris is to fall in.
"The line includes the southern tip of Wisconsin, much of Illinois and Indiana and nearly all of Iowa and Ohio."
Wow! That encompasses pretty much the whole Midwest give or take a few states.
Before we push the panic button of having large falling objects on our homes, fields and people just know that "the probability someone [being] struck by falling debris... is about one million times smaller than the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot."
Whew! That's good to know.
It'll be interesting to see though, won't it?
I mean it's not everyday we see space stations falling to earth and burning up in the atmosphere.