Scientists Say There’s A Chance Someone Will Be Killed By Space Debris

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Debris from a Chinese rocket crashed over the Indian and Pacific oceans over the weekend, and a 10-foot piece of space junk believed to be part of the SpaceX Crew-1 craft crashed into a farmer’s property in Australia. These crashes have led some to wonder how long it’ll be before someone’s injured or killed by falling space debris.

A study by scientists at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver thinks they have the odds figured out. They claim that there’s a 10% chance that someone will be killed over the next 10 years by an out-of-control rocket or spacecraft crashing to earth. The team says the risk isn’t increasing, we’re just becoming more aware of it.

Source: Daily Mail

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