posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 12:25 PM
A large U.S. spy satellite that lost its power could crash into Earth in the next few weeks -- but no one knows where.
The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they
said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret.
"Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, when asked
about the situation after it was disclosed by other officials. "Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We
are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause."