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Monday, September 19, 2011

Somebody might get lucky

We're all going to be in Reno in a couple of days.

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"NASA and the Joint Space Operations Center of U.S. Strategic Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., are keeping a close watch on the falling satellite, but will only be able to pinpoint its actual crash zone to within about 6,000 miles (10,000 km) about two hours before re-entry."

I question the use of the word "pinpoint" here.

Interesting quote,

"NASA spokeswoman Beth Dickey confirmed with SPACE.com earlier today that the reason UARS is expected to fall early in its re-entry window is because of the sharp uptick in solar activity. Solar effects from the sun can create an extra drag on satellites in space because they can heat the Earth's atmosphere, causing it to expand, agency officials have said."

Which slide was that in Al Gore's presentation?

26 large pieces to survive re-entry? That seems like a lot. It's a good thing 3/4 of the impact area is water.

Seems like Skylab again...

Hmmm. I think I've seen this movie already. What do we get this time: living dead, blobs, triffids, Krynoids, Ymir, or something brand new?

Pod people.

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