September 30, 2011

Look Out Above! Another Falling Satellite?

Tuan Nguyen, SmartPlanet

AP Photo

We, as in all 6 billion of us, dodged a potential catastrophe last week when debris from a 6-ton satellite plummeted into a remote area of the south Pacific Ocean. Now scientists are hoping we’ll be just as lucky the second time around when another one is scheduled to drop as early as next month.

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TAGGED: UARS, Space Junk, Satellites