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More Space Junk Falling This Weekend

Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, environment, nasa, news, science, space, safety, space junk, sky, Russia, Mars, probe, crash, earth, Phobos-Grunt, spacecraft, re-entry )

- 2738 days ago -
Brace yourselves for another 13.5 tons of space junk falling to earth between Saturday and Monday. Thinking Chicken Little was right after all... take cover, the sky really IS falling!


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Freya H (344)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 8:28 am
Where's my umbrella? :D

Roger G (148)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:04 pm
noted, thanks !

Bob P (394)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 5:38 pm

Gary C (5)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 5:44 pm
Noted , Thankyou...

TERRY R (267)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 5:57 pm

Caitlin G (29)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 7:45 pm
If only they could tell us where it would land...most likely the ocean, primarily.

Lydia S (155)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 7:47 pm

KS Goh (0)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 1:34 am
Thanks for the article.

Andrea A (11)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 2:12 am
Noted, thanks.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 7:56 am

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Sunday January 15, 2012, 9:21 am

Vicky Locke (3)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 12:05 pm
Somehow I don't think my tinfoil hat will protect me!

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 12:46 pm
Time to duck and cover! Actually, it'd be pretty cool to watch something like this make entry into earth's atmosphere. As long as you're watching from a distance!

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 1:35 pm
The maps I saw indicated a probable re-entry in the Indian or Pacific Oceans Hopefully it won't damage any of the ocean island nations there; hopefully it'll miss India.

Douglas S (1)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 2:16 pm
Heads up!

Darlene W (289)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 3:40 pm
Noted and thank you Janet. Just what does anyone think this is doing to Mother Earth? Why is it falling to earth, what is causing that to happen>
What is it doing to our air we breath? They say there are layers to the atmosphere-does it not leave holes where this may possibly be causing some of our global warming considering no one can breathe the air in space? I have yet to see any answers regarding these issues yet and don't expect to. Yes, it is interesting and grows your knowledge but what is it actually doing for the people? Their decades of work has proven what kind of benefits for people? Any answers--I would like some.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 4:19 pm
More junk bad for Earth an for folks to sell on eBay!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:56 am

. (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:50 pm
I'm none too sure that I'm that happy thinking that 'only' 20 to 30 fragments of Phobos-Grunt, weighing a total of less than 440 pounds (200 kilograms) will hit the earth. Okay so most of the earth is water, getting hit on the head by just one piece would be quite sufficient to give anyone a very nasty headache!

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4:22 am
Thanks for the article.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:47 am

Jav R (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:41 am
Gracias por publicar.
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