Someday soon, the Tiangong-1, a Chinese space station, will re-enter the earth's atmosphere and will, in all likelihood, break up and fall into the ocean somewhere. BUT - there is a chance that parts of it will make it to the ground. And there's a SLIGHT chance that parts of it may hit lower Michigan.

Or, maybe not.

According to the Daily Mail, Aerospace Corporation estimates the space station will come down sometime within the week before and the week after April 3rd. And scientists believe the zone of impact will be somewhere from the latitudes of 43 degrees north to 43 degrees south. Which means it could come down anywhere on earth in an area spanning from lower Michigan to southern Argentina. HOWEVER, after seeing a story about lower Michigan being in that area on, the Daily Mail ran with THIS Headline:

"Will the free-falling 8.5 ton Chinese space station crash into lower Michigan? Experts say that the state falls among 'the highest probability'"

You know me - I love to hype the "(asteroid, comet, runaway UFO...fill in blank) might hit earth" stories. But this is stretching it.

We'll keep you updated. Good luck Michigan.

Here's the Daily Mail story.

Here's the original MLive story.


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