NASA scientists are doing their best to tell us where the six-ton satellite will fall later this week.
It’s hard to predict when and where it will fall. Scientist’s best guess is that the earliest it will hit is Thursday U.S. time, the latest Saturday. The strike zone covers most of Earth.
We don’t need to take cover because the satellite will break into pieces, and NASA put the chances that somebody somewhere on Earth will get hurt is very slim.
As far as anyone knows, falling space debris has never injured anyone. Nor has significant property damage been reported. That’s because most of the planet is covered in water and there are vast regions of empty land.
If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn’t want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges.