Satellite Falling To Earth, New Yorkers May Be At Risk
There is a satellite that is hurling toward the Earth and is set to arrive sometime in the next few days. New Yorkers may be in its path. The European Space Agency is monitoring a Chinese satellite that is falling to Earth and is out of control. It is the size of a school bus and is expected to arrive in the next few days. China admitted that it no longer had control and has been falling since it launched in 2011.
They estimate that the space station's re-entry window would be between March 30th and April 2nd. New Yorkers may see the entry on or around April 1st, no joke. Don't be alarmed, though, the re-entry will cause the satellite to disintegrate. We should be able to see balls of flame in the sky much like a meteor shower.
There is little danger to humans. The odds of debris from the satellite hitting anyone is less than one in one trillion. A person has better odds of getting struck by lightning which is one in one point four million.
But China is being tight lipped about the satellite so it's making it hard for experts to assess the risks of the the space station falling to Earth. I guess we will have to wait and see on April Fool's Day. Hopefully the joke's not on us.