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Well I feel better . . . . .

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by dalog, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. dalog

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. space officials say they expect a dead satellite to fall to Earth in about a week.


    NASA has been watching the 6-ton satellite closely. On Friday officials moved up their prediction for its arrival to Sept. 23, give or take a day.


    NASA scientists have calculated the satellite will break into 26 pieces as it gets closer to Earth. The odds of it hitting someone anywhere on the planet are 1 in 3,200. The heaviest piece to hit the ground will be about 350 pounds, but no one has ever been hit by falling space junk in the past.


    NASA expects to give the public more detailed information early next week. For now, all continents except Antarctica could be hit by satellite debris.
     
  2. kiv-c

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    Seems like a good opportunity for the Navy to try out its experimental laser cannons.

    Trapshooting on a global scale!
     
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    Well with my luck........................
     
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    Maybe this is my birthday present from the heavens on the 23rd and I can sell it back to them . Too bad if 350 pounds of junk hits my property and wipes it out .
     
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    They seem to be right on top of it, the article said NASA would give more detailed info next week, the 23 is Friday
     
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