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A huge, dead satellite tumbling to Earth is falling slower than expected, and may now plummet down somewhere over the United States tonight or early Saturday, despite forecasts that it would miss North America entirely, NASA officials now say.
Originally posted by kellynap43
Im not military, so I could be off here, but is there any reason why we can use a laser guided missile and shoot it down, most the little pieces left over would be burned up in reentry.
Originally posted by EvanJP
reply to post by Neysa
Jeez, first it was early afternoon today, then it was afternoon or evening today, now it could be tomorrow...
I do NOT understand how we can pinpoint trajectories of almost everything else on the planet, hurricanes included, and not realize where our own trash is going to land...
Sounds like a big crock of wtf to me..
EDIT: I realize it would be breaking up upon re-entry, but still I think we should have a pretty clear grasp as to where it will re-enter? We should, at least.edit on 23-9-2011 by EvanJP because: (no reason given)