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Thread: Heads up- More space junk crashing to earth this weekend Oct. 22 & 23

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    Here we go again. Another dead satellite coming down.
    Here's the latest one I saw on Yahoo news today--

    The ROSAT scientific research satellite will crash into the Earth sometime between late Saturday and Sunday up to 1200 GMT (8 a.m. EDT). An update is expected later Saturday.

    Parts of the minivan-sized satellite will burn up during re-entry but up to 30 fragments weighing 1.87 tons (1.7 metric tons) could crash at speeds up to 280 mph (450 kph).

    The satellite orbits every 90 minutes and it could hit Earth anywhere along its path a vast swath that includes much of the planet outside the poles.

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    Interesting!!!

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    thats interesting. hope it doesn't hurt anyone or destroy anyone's home. :( it's too bad they can't remove them or destroy them in space once they become damaged. (destroy, not a great term. certainly not an eco friendly term)

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    carry a sturdy umbrella.

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    Frightening. wonder what will land on Halloween?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    carry a sturdy umbrella.
    LOL.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper
    Frightening. wonder what will land on Halloween?
    space pumpkins

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    Let me get my hard hat !!!!!!!!! Michele

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    Let's cover our heads.

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    Too bad they can't aim this outdated stuff towards the sun. That would be the only way to dispose of unwanted, thousand year lived radioactive stuff from earth.

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