In the past week alone, we've seen two separate incidents of space debris hurtling back to Earth in unexpected places.
On Saturday there was the uncontrolled re-entry of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket over Malaysia. Yesterday, news outlets reported on some spacecraft parts that turned up in regional New South Wales – now confirmed(opens in new tab) to be from a SpaceX Crew-1 mission.
As the space industry grows, it's safe to say such incidents will only become more frequent – and they could pose a risk. But how much of a risk, exactly?