If You’re In Michigan, Watch Out For A Chinese Space Station That Might Crash Near You
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Look out below!
According to UNILAD, a “controlled re-entry” onto Earth’s soil is no longer an option for a Chinese space station that was launched back in 2016. But if you find yourself thinking that this isn’t your problem because you’re an American, well, think again, bro.
The research organization Aerospace says that it’s highly unlikely that anybody on the planet will get drilled by the Tiangong-1, but for whatever reason, there is a higher chance that it could happen to you if you live in lower Michigan.
That’s right, Mackinaw Island residents. Breathe easy. But if you’re calling Kalamazoo, Detroit or Tekonsha home these days, it might be worth your time to look up from your phone until this thing comes crashing down. At this time, this is all that is known about when it’s going to hit the ground:
“The 8.5-ton space station is believed to crash land approximately April 3, 2018, plus one week, re-entering at some point between 43° North and 43° South latitudes according to Aerospace. The probability that a specific person (ie, you) will be struck by Tiangong-1 debris is about one million times smaller than the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot.”
— SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) March 8, 2018
So there you have it. It’s unknown if scientists are trying to redirect it to take out a part of Florida instead, but one can only hope at this point.