Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked the tumbling rocket part, said on Twitter, "An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. It appears China won its gamble. But it was still reckless."
China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry
He said the risk of the rocket causing damage is “pretty small,” but “not negligible,” CNN reported.
Uncontrolled Chinese rocket makes for anxious sky-watching