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Space debris is coming down more frequently. What are the chances it could hit someone or damage-

• https://www.space.com By Fabian Zander

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?


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