Debris from a Chinese rocket will crash to Earth in an uncontrolled fall this weekend

Debris from a Chinese rocket will crash to Earth in an uncontrolled fall this weekend

most of the time, rubbish Decomposes when exposed to the atmosphere. but the debris ventian However, they are of large magnitude. They are about fifty meters long and weigh about twenty tons… a bit too big to disappear into the atmosphere.

Experts estimate that between 20% and 40% of the object’s mass must resist the passage of the atmosphere by breaking up several pieces of debris: “It is a 20 ton metal object. Although it breaks up as it enters the atmosphere, many fragments, some quite large, will reach the surface.”, says Michael Byers, a professor at the University of British Columbia, an expert in the risks associated with space debris.

Many pieces, some quite large, will reach the surface.

Scientists do not yet know where the pieces of this rocket will fall.

According to their research, the landing site would be in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the same Latitude compared to big cities like Beijing or Rome.

There is a good chance that the debris will fall into the ocean, but the exact point of impact will be known only a few hours before the debris enters the atmosphere.

So there is little chance that these rocket fragments will injure people. Scientists estimate that on average 80,000 times higher risk To be struck by lightning rather than colliding with objects re-entering the atmosphere.

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