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Originally posted by Afterthought
Let's look at the bottom line here.
It's not that it's going to hit the Earth, but the fact that NASA, our military, or, dare I say, Space Command can't shoot this satellite down before it hits the Earth.
Doesn't this prove that we're powerless against any meteor or other space rock that is headed to Earth? Maybe this is why we aren't ever told that the Earth just had a fly by until it's already passed. They know there's nothing they can do, so why even mention it.
As a side note, maybe they'll start putting a self-destruct mechanism in these things. If one happens to start plummeting towards Earth, they can just hit a button that will cause it to explode and deteriorate in space.edit on 23-9-2011 by Afterthought because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Cohort
reply to post by new_here
If you can get on it, its been packed lately.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
Okay, I understand that. But when this hits our atmosphere, it will pick up gravity hence encounter g-force, no?
I'm not sure what one has to do with the other.
Originally posted by kdog1982
If it crashes in Canada,are they going to send a littering bill to NASA?