One of the most frightening news of 2018 is that an uncontrolled Chinese satellite will hit Earth in next few months. Most of the space experts are hoping that it may smash at the beginning of March. Earlier, there were no details provided about this decaying satellite. But now, the Chinese space engineers are claiming that Tiangong-1 pack’s toxic materials. These may prove harmful to living creatures. Hydrazine is one of the most toxic and corrosive material that will be present in its debris.
The space engineers use hydrazine as rocket fuel and exposure to this toxic material for a long time may cause cancer in human beings. It may also cause irritation in eyes, nose, and throat. The humans may also suffer from certain pulmonary disorders, nausea, seizures, and many other similar problems due to decaying of this matter. The doctors and medical experts are issuing warnings not to touch or inhale these toxic substances. Here, it is pertinent to mention that Hydrazine is a liquid used for fuelling rockets.
The space experts are of the view that most of the material of Tiangong-1 space station would burn up in space. About 10 to 40 percent of the mass could survive to hit the Earth. There are chances of its falling into the ocean. But, the countries like Italy, Turkey, India, Spain, and parts of US may also be at risk.
China launched Tiangong-1 space station in 2010 to claim its space supremacy. Many of the astronauts have visited this space station including a woman. In September 2016, China officially announced that they had lost control of the space station. They informed United Nations about this danger. They were expecting its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere at the end of 2017. But, now there are expectations that this space station will hit the Earth in March 2018.