Experts say the burning debris rushing toward the earth on April Fool could end up in the United States, even though it is a & # 39; worst-case location & # 39; is.
China's Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere by April 2, and Governor Rick Snyder has responded in response today Michigan's Emergency Operations Center activates to monitor his travels. 19659008] Although unlikely, parts of the 8.5-ton space station have the potential to land in the southern lower peninsula of Michigan, according to the Aerospace Corporation. Waste can contain a hi-toxic and corrosive substance called hydrazine.
Anyone who suspects that they've hit rubble from the space station will be prompted by the Emergency Operations Center to call 911 and stay at least 150 feet away.
While the possibility that space debris might land in Michigan is the likelihood that it will actually happen.
"When you look at the worst place … the likelihood that a specific person (ie you) will be beaten by Tiangong -1 Debris are about 1 million times smaller than the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot," he said Aerospace, a government contractor providing research, development and advisory services for space programs in the area of national security.
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