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    Duck and Cover....

    Wasn't doing anything on Friday, anyway. There's crap all rugby on worth watching.




    Six tonne satellite falling to Earth, could land anywhere


    Space experts from Nasa say they expect a dead satellite to fall to Earth in about a week.




    A six tonne satellite is falling to Earth rapidly
    Nasa has been watching the six tonne satellite closely.

    Officials yesterday moved up their prediction for its arrival to Friday, September 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 one in 3,200.

    The heaviest piece to hit the ground will be about 159kgs (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.



    Read more: Six tonne satellite falling to Earth, could land anywhere | Metro.co.uk

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    What if it goes into a nuclear power plant and wipes out Washington, DC or smashes into Wall Street wiping out all the greedy cunts down there? Come on there has to be a better place than the ocean or some desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha
    What if it goes into a nuclear power plant and wipes out Washington, DC or smashes into Wall Street wiping out all the greedy cunts down there?
    Then 10 million people, mostly Americans, will say the US Government did it to justify the next census, or war, or tax break/increase, or whatever. Within days there will be websites "proving" that space junk can't enter at that angle or that velocity, that astronauts were seen rigging explosives in the area the night before, that it's impossibe for anything to fall from space because "science" has proven the sky is solid and that it's all just part of a huge conspiracy to take their guns, their dawgs, their bibles, their vicodin, and to hide Obama's muslamic past.
    In Thailand the local media and Democrat party will blame the whole thing on Thaksin, denounce it as an act of space republicanism, and prove it by showing pictures of Suthep pointing at the sky.
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    Apparently the biggest bits that hit will be the size of a fridge and 300Kg in size.

    Here's one reason not to stress out over the remains of the dead Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite that are set to fall to Earth today: Your insurance company has your back.
    As the industry-funded S.C. Insurance News Service pointed out Thursday, NASA officials expect around 1,170 pounds of space junk to survive the bumpy ride through the atmosphere.
    "In the extremely unlikely event that a piece of satellite hits your home or car, your insurer will help you take care of the damage," said Russ Dubisky, executive director of the Columbia-based news service.
    A check with insurers finds that homeowners policies cover damage to a house, and from any resulting fire, the group said.
    Damage to a vehicle would be covered under the comprehensive portion of an automobile policy.
    NASA has calculated the odds of a person anywhere in the world being hit by a piece of the satellite at 1 in 3,200.
    But the chance that you personally will get hit is much more remote, about 1 in 21 trillion, according to a report by the Associated Press.
    Video of the rampaging bugger here:

    BBC News - UARS satellite: New images of tumbling US spacecraft

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    If you're worried about debris falling from the now-defunct satellite headed toward the Earth Friday afternoon (Sept. 23), there's an app that will help you keep track of its descending trajectory.
    While NASA said its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is not expected to land near North America — and there's only a 1 in 20 trillion risk that a piece from the satellite could actually hit you anyway — Android users can monitor its orbit toward Earth through an existing app that displays the positions of satellites in the sky.
    A new and temporary button has been added to the Satellite AR app created by AGI that will keep people up to date with tracking the rogue device. [Learn how to get the app here]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha
    What if it goes into a nuclear power plant and wipes out Washington, DC or smashes into Wall Street wiping out all the greedy cunts down there?
    Then 10 million people, mostly Americans, will say the US Government did it to justify the next census, or war, or tax break/increase, or whatever. Within days there will be websites "proving" that space junk can't enter at that angle or that velocity, that astronauts were seen rigging explosives in the area the night before, that it's impossibe for anything to fall from space because "science" has proven the sky is solid and that it's all just part of a huge conspiracy to take their guns, their dawgs, their bibles, their vicodin, and to hide Obama's muslamic past.
    In Thailand the local media and Democrat party will blame the whole thing on Thaksin, denounce it as an act of space republicanism, and prove it by showing pictures of Suthep pointing at the sky.

    Very good analysis, love it.

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    Can you believe it, the fuckers are at it again. This time it's the squareheads.

    The German Aerospace Centre says one of its retired satellites is hurtling toward the atmosphere and pieces could crash into the earth as early as Friday.
    Spokesman Andreas Schuetz told The Associated Press today that most of the satellite named ROSAT, which is about the size of a minivan, will burn up during re-entry.
    Schuetz says, however, that up to 30 fragments weighing a total of 1.9 tonnes could crash into the earth between Friday and Monday.
    It's not known exactly where it will come down, beyond a broad estimate of somewhere between 53-degrees north and 53-degrees south — a vast swathe of territory that includes much of the earth outside the poles.
    The scientific satellite was launched in 1990 and retired in 1999.
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