News |  Up to 10 tons of rocket debris will hit the Earth tonight

News | Up to 10 tons of rocket debris will hit the Earth tonight

6 to 10 tons of rocket debris are expected to hit Earth overnight from Saturday to Sunday, with a margin of error of 16 hours. This is the center stage of the Long March rocket, which left China on July 24 to put the second module of the Chinese space station into orbit.

According to our colleagues from Futura Science, scientists cannot estimate the impact area but it is 2000 kilometers long and 70 kilometers wide. However, you need not worry. Since the planet is 70% made up of oceans, the chance of someone being injured or killed is between 1/1000 and 1/230.

The piece weighs 20 tons when it enters the atmosphere but usually dissipates before impact.

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