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Originally posted by Htrowklis82
I saw a shooting star last night btw 10:50 and 11 pm....mtn. time.
Could this have been a piece....it was a long bluish streak but the brightest "shooting star" I have ever seen!
It wasn't huge, but bright!
Either way satellite or rock...I made a wish!
Originally posted by bo12au
Blimey that was a waste of time. NASA is full of # I swear. Elenin people? We can not even get a strait answer on a sat. re entering the atmosphere.
Update #16 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:37:25 AM CDT NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 24. The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said the satellite entered the atmosphere over the North Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of the United States. The precise re-entry time and location of any debris impacts are still being determined. NASA is not aware of any reports of injury or property damage.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by WhoDat09
Thanks for the update, now we wait
to see who comes forward with space
junk. I thought I read earlier that they
thought some landed in Canada
Originally posted by BobAthome
reply to post by sweetstuff
if it hits the right speed,
it could stay in very low orbit,,
at very high speed,
theoretically speaking of course.
ohh neither the latter.
but the former too the latter.
got the geek going loledit on 23-9-2011 by BobAthome because: (no reason given)
Pieces of a dead satellite that crashed to Earth Saturday have finally been found, but nowhere close to civilization. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, which spent years sending data to NASA’s Goddard Center in Greenbelt, ended up “about as far away from large land masses as you can get,” NASA officials told the AP. About two dozen pieces of the satellite landed in the south Pacific, scattered over about 500 miles.
The closest the debris came to land was Christmas Island, about 300 miles from the crash site.