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NASA satellite crashes down to Earth

Posted on Saturday, 24 September, 2011 | Comment icon 58 comments


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Debris from the satellite is believed to have fallen over Canada and three of the world's largest oceans.

Speculation over where exactly debris from the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite would fall has been hitting headlines for over a week, with assurances from space officials suggesting the chances of anyone being hurt by it being less than 1 in 3,200. While the exact location of the debris has yet to be determined, it appears that the pieces did indeed fall in uninhabitated regions.

"Tracking of the satellite, which broke up during its re-entry through the atmosphere, showed it was passing eastwards over Canada and areas of open ocean."

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Comment icon #49 Posted by switchopens on 24 September, 2011, 17:35
Saw it where I was in northern BC. Actually I saw the bright flash and didn't get out to see it on time.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Muenzenhamster on 24 September, 2011, 19:58
Nuts! I had so hoped to go out to the car this morning to find a nicely fused one kilo chunk of gold and platinum laying on the front seat. What a gift from the heavens that would have been! Well, back to my ramen noodles...
Comment icon #51 Posted by David Yates on 25 September, 2011, 2:07
Take that, Fox News! Gravity isn't just a theory.
Comment icon #52 Posted by iamdee1 on 25 September, 2011, 14:58
Our local newspaper is saying that it went down in the Pacific Ocean and that 5 minutes later, it would have hit the western coast of the U.S. That's odd, the oribital data map is showing she is close to South America. Did anyone else read this too? Is she still moving?
Comment icon #53 Posted by MID on 25 September, 2011, 17:39
Our local newspaper is saying that it went down in the Pacific Ocean and that 5 minutes later, it would have hit the western coast of the U.S. That's odd, the oribital data map is showing she is close to South America. Did anyone else read this too? Is she still moving? It's gone iamdee. Been gone for a day and a half, roughly. But I've got to say that it's most likely that the media's been mis-reporting this thing, or not understanding what they've been told, or what they've read (wouldn't be the first time ! ) The following should be the final NASA UARS satellite status report. RELEASE : 11-... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by DONTEATUS on 25 September, 2011, 20:50
It's gone iamdee. Been gone for a day and a half, roughly. But I've got to say that it's most likely that the media's been mis-reporting this thing, or not understanding what they've been told, or what they've read (wouldn't be the first time ! ) The following should be the final NASA UARS satellite status report. This timeline, and the first two paragraphs above, described its final orbit, illustrated here: (It's that shape because they're projecting this circular orbit on a mercador projection of the Earth (a flat map), so circular orbits appear as s-curves). this report says that it re-ente... [More]
Comment icon #55 Posted by iamdee1 on 26 September, 2011, 1:41
Thank you so much for clearing that up. Unfortunately, our local news is at times wrong but I knew that U.M. members would know if she was still up there or not. I'm glad she did manage to find her way down with no reports of damage so far. Hopefully all of it went into the ocean.
Comment icon #56 Posted by MID on 26 September, 2011, 20:47
Thank you so much for clearing that up. Unfortunately, our local news is at times wrong but I knew that U.M. members would know if she was still up there or not. I'm glad she did manage to find her way down with no reports of damage so far. Hopefully all of it went into the ocean. You're welcome iamdee!
Comment icon #57 Posted by TheMilkman on 29 October, 2011, 17:30
A documentary about a 1961 press conference where explorer Julius Henry claimed to have found evidence of extraterrestrial life in the Central African republic: The press conference:
Comment icon #58 Posted by MID on 29 October, 2011, 18:17
A documentary about a 1961 press conference where explorer Julius Henry claimed to have found evidence of extraterrestrial life in the Central African republic: The press conference: That's two threads where the question, "Relevance?" has had to be asked. What are you doing here, spamming threads for kicks???


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