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A satellite has fallen out of orbit


peter99co
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A five tonne, 20-year-old satellite has fallen out of orbit and is expected to crash somewhere on Earth on or around 24 September, according to Nasa.

BBC LINK

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interzone55

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rdave13

That means it's probably an NSA satellite and they don't want any of their secret technology getting out.

Also there's small nuclear reactors in a lot of satellites so you really don't want to be touching any of the bits.

You can track the satellite's fall herehttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/uars/index.html

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Aitchbee

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Thanks wiz-king - will have a look. I can stop humming that Perry Como hit and go out now. According to NASA,the spacecraft has 'came down', 'somewhere'.I feel a PJ Proby song starting up...in my head.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Splash

Somewhere in the Pacific.

Watch out for irradiated fish.

:0)

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peter99co

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All's well that ends well.

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wiz-king

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I hope one of our submarines wasn't underneath - could start WW3.

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Aitchbee

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With the advance of technology...you can now get about 1,000,000 encyclopaedias on a sliver of silicon...spacecraft,the weight of a paper aeroplane, but made of sterner stuff, could be the way ahead.I read somewhere that 50 goldfinches are the same weight as a first class letter!

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Aitchbee

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...a little bird has told me that I should have said GOLDCREST, as it is the UK's smallest bird and has to eat its own weight in food every day to survive the cold winter nights. Thanks little bird..HB

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nangadef

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duck.....

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Aitchbee

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What goes up, most probably will come down...due to Earth's gravitational pull. Isaac Newton knew about these things.

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Chegs ®™

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The scientists predictions made me laugh..."could crash somewhere on earth" Hardly likely to hit Mars now is it.

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