A China-made space station is out of control and on a collision course with Earth. Officials say that Michigan is in danger, causing the state to activate its Emergency Operations Center.
"After the first two missions, they lost control of the station and it has crashed ever since," said Mike Murray.
And what goes up must come down.
Murray is an astronomer at the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City. He said small pieces of the Chinese satellite could survive reentry into orbit.
These pieces could land here in Michigan ̵
"The reentry time was shortened to get that April 1 – no fooling – with somewhere between 16-hour windows before or after," said Murray. "With Michigan we're heading straight for the edges of the extreme northern latitudes, the odds are only a little higher that it could come down that latitude."
Now, before you think that the sky is falling – is the likelihood that you are hit, low.
"You have a better chance of winning the lottery," Murray said.
However, Governor Rick Snyder activates the state emergency operations center to keep a close eye on the situation.
Falling the Sky and Overthrowing Michigan Authorities said you have to keep your distance because it's poisonous and you need to call 911 immediately.
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