A Chinese rocket is speedily entering the Earth’s surface. This weekend the uncontrolled rocket has caused chaos that has also led to an alarming situation. Space debris entering the planet’s surface are very common, but this time it is huge.
- The US is watching for fragments of Chinese rocket entering the surface.
- The location of the wreckage is yet to be detected, but it will likely fall by Saturday.
- The space command said that the exact location is not known till now.
Where it will hit “cannot be pinpointed until within hours of its reentry,” the Pentagon said in a statement this week.
US officials are watching the space trajectory, and they are aware of the space debris. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesperson, said that they are aware of the circumstances. Debris is plunging towards the Earth’s surface, but they believe that it is not the end of the days.
Earth’s surface is warm, and everything that falls either burns up completely or destroys before it makes an impact on the earth’s surface. And if the rocket weighs more extra, there are chances that debris may reach the planet, probably the populated area.
Last year some big pieces of uncontrolled debris passed over Los Angeles and Central Park in New York City before falling into the Atlantic ocean.
This Chinese rocket is speeding at 18,000 mph, and tiny changes in trajectory could change its direction. Based on the current observation, the debris may fall on the north side of New York, Madrid, or Beijing and as far south as southern Chile or Wellington, New Zealand.
Due to the earth’s heat, this Chinese rocket may burn up to some extent while some could come straight to the planet. The core of this Chinese rocket weighs about 21 tons and could cause potential damage.