There’s a piece of space junk rocketing toward Earth, and NASA can’t be sure when or where exactly it’ll hit.
No need to make a major motion picture yet, as the odds of a person getting hit are pretty slim: 1 in 3,200 someone will be hit and 1 in several trillion you’ll be hit, according to NASA research.
A satellite deployed in 1991 has been out of commission for years, and is now heading back our way. The school bus-sized satellite is expected to break into pieces upon re-entry, with some chunks weighing as much as 300 lbs.
Live Science explains how NASA has calculated the odds and what “1 in several trillion” really looks like.