The crash of Chinese space station Tiangong-1 back to Earth raises concerns over potential damage due to debris from other satellites as their orbits decay
Something weighing over 8,500kg fell out of the sky this week. As you can imagine, that’s not an object you want slamming into your head. Or anyone’s head. What kind of damage would it have caused had it fallen on, let’s say, INA Market in New Delhi? You can imagine that too. Luckily, that didn’t happen, nor did it hit any other human habitation. Instead, it sank into the waters of the South Pacific.