Hah hah hah seriously, Starman will return when HE wants to.
According to Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the roadster will cross Mars’ orbit in July.
an astrophotographer in California has spotted “Starman”, the lone passenger [edit god] seated on Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster heading out towards the asteroid belt. At the time of writing this story, the car was 2,468,560 km from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 10,984 km/hour, that is 3.05 km/s. Read more.
A team of researchers wanted to know the Roadster’s ultimate fate, so they performed a series of computer simulations tracking the car’s path through the solar system over the next 3 million years. This modeling work gives the Roadster a 6 percent chance of crashing into Earth in the next 1 million years and a 2.5 percent chance of hitting Venusduring that same stretch. The car will probably slam into one of those two worlds at some point in the not-too-distant future (well, cosmologically speaking, anyway), the researchers said. Read more at Space.com
Someone has created a web site where you can track where our great Starman is located. Amazing