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    Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

    Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

    Well, the chances are pretty slim, but it makes a good headline....

    NASA can't say where, but a satellite is about to crash back into our earth. We better brace for impact.

    In Norwegian: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/ar...artid=10039041
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    #2
    Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

    I really hope it will hit Norway!!!!
    Then the newspapers and tv might have other things to write about than that crazy maniac Anders Behring Breivik from the terrorist attach in Oslo July 22nd.
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      #3
      Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
      I really hope it will hit Norway!!!!
      Then the newspapers and tv might have other things to write about than that crazy maniac Anders Behring Breivik from the terrorist attach in Oslo July 22nd.
      Or, the constant whining about road standards and the cheap Government. Totally unrelated, but heard on the radio today a politician that stated it's way too cheap driving a private car in Norway, and he meant the majority of the population would not mind increased road tax or a new tax for driving in a queue. ARRRRGGGGHHHH.......
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        #4
        Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

        It has come down, but NASA doesn't know where....

        I checked my garden, it didn't make it to Ranheim at least... will check the rest of the city forests and report back.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #5
          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          It has come down, but NASA doesn't know where....
          I checked my garden, it didn't make it to Ranheim at least... will check the rest of the city forests and report back.
          Hahahahahaha…one photographic scoop that would appear to have eluded you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          …but the big laugh of my day from you pakarang!!!!!

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            #6
            Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

            Nope, no pieces in my yard. I was rather hoping it's re-entry would have been over my place. For the first time in several days we had clear skies. Oh well, I'll try again when Hubble comes down. Oooh, imagine the trail the Space Station will leave. I think right now it's funded through about 2020.

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              #7
              Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

              nothing found anywhere in town here either.... do not intend to investigate if it fell down into the very deep Trondheimsfjord!
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                #8
                Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                According to this article, a new satellite is heading for earth and a crash landing... time to brace yourself again:

                http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/09/25/n...ning/18279532/
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                  #9
                  Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                  In Denmark, someone made a whole joke about it and threw some garbage on a field after painting NASA on it... and some agencies went bananas!



                  Innocent humor or what do you think?

                  http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/ar...artid=10039191
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                    #10
                    Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                    A meteor might have fallen down in Norway this week, possibly the largest ever recorded, but it hasn't been found yet.

                    How can they then confirm it didn't brake up into several smaller pieces?

                    http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/innenr...cle1714381.ece
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                      #11
                      Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                      Big asteroid will be passing REALLY close (well, anything is relative... depends what it is compared with) earth tonight:

                      http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/kurios...cle1723766.ece

                      Just 325.000 kilometers "off"...

                      But according to a comment further down:

                      apophis kommer om noen år og den er mye større og den vil iflg nasa passere med ca 27000 km avstand
                      Another comet called APOPHIS will be passing us just 27.000 kilometers off next year or the year after that...
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                        #12
                        Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                        When you consider the size of the Universe, i would say these really are getting a little too close for comfort. All that space out there and they want to share our little bit of space! Thinking of it in a maritime sense the moon is our guard buoy and these little critters are cutting inside of it!

                        And just for future reference i reckon we should intercept it with a few rockets armed with some big warheads - just to see what we could do to one of these critters if one was to be heading straight for us in the future. But i guess it would be wise to wait until it was just past us before we intercepted it - just incase someone gets their sums wrong!
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                          #13
                          Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                          It passed us last night, a little closer than anticipated.... 324.600 kilometers...!

                          http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/kurios...cle1724049.ece

                          Thank goodness it was at least that distance last night.
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                            #14
                            Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                            Not only satellites are falling onto earth....

                            In 2040, the 2011 AG5 asteroide may collide with earth.... there is a 1/625 chance that it might hit... that is kind of scary, ain't it?

                            Isn't that very close, and isn't the chance uncomfortably high.....?

                            http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/02/28/n...mmet/20453430/

                            http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/03/01/n...nikk/20457051/
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                              #15
                              Re: Watch out: you might get hit by a falling satellite.

                              It's amazing just how many of these are flying around out there. Prompted by J-O's post i browsed a couple of wiki pages relating to these NEO's - Near-Earth objects. There are over 900 of them that we know of already, and that's with 20% of the sky still to be examined.

                              Does anyone remember this particular one? I do not recall it.

                              On March 23, 1989 the 300-meter (1,000-foot) diameter Apollo asteroid 4581 Asclepius (1989 FC) missed the Earth by 700,000 kilometers (430,000 mi) passing through the exact position where the Earth was only 6 hours before. If the asteroid had impacted it would have created the largest explosion in recorded history, twelve times more powerful than the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever exploded by man. It attracted widespread attention as early calculations had its passage being as close as 64,000 km (40,000 mi) from the Earth, with large uncertainties that allowed for the possibility of it striking the Earth.
                              Good job the Earth was running on time that day!


                              And this smaller one got to within 27000miles of us.
                              On March 18, 2004, LINEAR announced a 30-meter asteroid, 2004 FH, which would pass the Earth that day at only 42,600 km (26,500 mi), about one-tenth the distance to the Moon, and the closest miss ever noticed. They estimated that similar-sized asteroids come as close about every two years.
                              Because of it's small size we only got a few hours warning about that one.


                              And then we have the 2011 AG5 J-O mentions. In this graphic we can see the current predicted track, the Earth is the small blue dot, the Moons orbit is in white, the green track is the asteroid.



                              The above image is taken from the wiki page relating to 2011 AG5.

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_AG5

                              And the quotes i posted above came from the wiki page relating to NEO's.

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_object
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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