Share 'NASA satellite fall on Earth: 1-in-3200 chance to hit someone. How so?'
How was this statistic computed? Is it based on the formula
Q = 1 - (1 - x/y)^26 = 1/3200,
If we pack all 6 billion human beings into a very compact square area, that area will cover x square miles.
The total area of the earth is y square miles,
Q is the chance that at least one out of 26 pieces (expected to fall on earth) hits the square area in question
If this is the case, then the hum…
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