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23 September 2011 - 11:01am

Falling NASA Satellite

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For those who are not still aware, a huge NASA satellite is heading towards the earth and will hit the ground very soon- it's estimated that the catastrophe will occur in several hours. No one knows where it will lend... So it may be one of my last posts. The situation is somewhat comic- we can not do anything but to sit and wait whether we appear lucky enough to stay alive at least till tomorrow.

The experts say that the remains of the satellite will be spread at about 800km around the place it crashes, and the chances of staying alive for us all is 1/3200, considering the fact that most of the surface of the earth is covered with the water...

NASA officially announced that it'll be available to know the exact place of the satellite landing two hours before the catastrophe, but it's unlikely that someone manages to cover 800km in this short time period.

I finish writing this post, hope it's not me who'll be crushed, and wish it was not any of you as well.

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24 September 2011 - 3:10pm
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Still alive?

I am. Smile

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26 September 2011 - 7:08am
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Me 2, but where did it fall ? Or did it fall at all ? Before it fall, all the noise and hysterics was spreading all over the world, but now I can not even hear a word on the place it fall at....

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26 September 2011 - 7:43am
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I don't know but 70% of the world is ocean so there's a pretty good chance it fell into water

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26 September 2011 - 7:49am
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Yes I agree, but what are the consequences, will it cause some tsunamis or earthquakes, will it harm anyone - the questions are still without the answer. Also it was said that the remains of the satellite would be spread at about 800km around the place it crashed - what about this one ? Couldn't find any info about the topic, it's so strange.

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27 September 2011 - 1:09am
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Love reading all the articles trying to instill fear the days preceding: "Good chance it will fall into populated area...." Yeah, right. Nice attention grabbing headlines. Don't you love how the media seems to enjoy instilling FEAR in all of us. Chicken Little! Chicken Little! The sky is falling! I tell you when the time comes that something really serious IS going to happen, no one will pay much attention to it with all these false alarms and misleading headlines. Like the boy who cried wolf, right? Only it's the media doing the crying.

http://www.space.com/13078-nasa-uars-satellite-falls-earth.html

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/52633468-68/satellite-nasa-space-debr...

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27 September 2011 - 1:15am
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Yes spot on hope.

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With most of the planet covered in water and vast uninhabited deserts and other land directly beneath the satellite's flight path, the chance that someone would be hit by falling debris was 1-in-3200, NASA said.

"The risk to public safety is very remote," it said.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/satellite-debris-mystery-may-n...

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27 September 2011 - 1:42am
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I look at it in the stance that there are consequences for every action, and not everything is going to be found or understood. Now if this satellite came down and wrecked my fence or took out my Blu-Ray player, I'd likely be pissed, but seeing as how it probably landed in the Pacific, I don't really care what happened to it.

Unless the space radioactivity creates another Godzilla.

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27 September 2011 - 3:05am
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I think it was AOL that where the article said, "good chance of landing in populated area," and a few others, while many were saying it would most likely land in water, as you stated, CL-Ed.

Another Godzilla? Now, that would be something worth headlines. lol

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