Uncontrolled rocket debris expected to hit Earth on Saturday — but there’s speculation on where they will land

According to American space specialists, a second huge Chinese rocket body is hurdling toward Earth and is on course to strike soon.

According to a press statement from the Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit research organisation supported by the U.S. government

the Long March 5B rocket was launched in China on July 24 to deliver a module to China's Space Station.

According to the press release, the rocket body is currently undergoing an uncontrolled fall into Earth's atmosphere.

In a news conference this week, scientists from the Aerospace Corporation said it is challenging to predict the timing and position of reentry.

The Aerospace Corp. reported on Friday that the most recent forecast anticipates the debris to return at 3:24 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, give or take 7 hours.

According to specialists speaking at the news conference, the rocket body is most likely to crash in a region 

that is home to 88 percent of the world's population as well as a chunk of the continental United States.

Most of the southern United States was within the debris window according to the most recent debris path prediction map from Aerospace Corp.

According to the press release, the Long March 5B rocket is more than 175 feet tall and weighs more than 50,000 pounds.

According to Live Science, between 20 and 40 percent of the rocket's body is anticipated to touch down.

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