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Posted: 22 September 2011 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]
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If it falls on me, do I get to keep it?  It should land on earth in pieces sometime tomorrow afternoon near the west Pacific Islands.

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Posted: 22 September 2011 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If it landed near you and you collected it after it cooled down, NASA would probably want to charge you for the cost of constructing the satellite since you kept it. smile

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Posted: 23 September 2011 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Seeing as how our taxes paid for the satellite I consider it community property. If Sandy finds a piece she should cut it into 100 million pieces and mail one piece to each household in the country.

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Posted: 23 September 2011 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Darron, I will do it!  It is called a redistribution of trash.

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Posted: 23 September 2011 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sandy Price - 23 September 2011 06:34 AM

Darron, I will do it!  It is called a redistribution of trash.

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Posted: 23 September 2011 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Satellites… ouch… that can hurt.  I hope it’ll turn out okay.  I wonder if NASA has any plans to clean up the space junk?  I hear the debris field could be fifty miles wide.

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Posted: 24 September 2011 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The Satellite fell to earth in the Pacific Ocean sometime last night.  They saw the light in Seattle and could follow the debris all the way down to San Diego where it hit the Pacific ocean.

My dream was to die in a shower of debris.  shit!  Maybe next time.

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Posted: 25 September 2011 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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There’s been some interesting argument about the fall of UARS. There was a video from Okotoks, Canada, purporting to show the UARS satellite coming down. I’ve been participating in a discussion elsewhere on that video and I think I’ve come up with the explanation: it’s a flight of geese. Geese can reflect light from their bellies, and they make quite a ghostly apparition when they do so.

NASA bases its claim that UARS fell in the Pacific ocean on orbital data well before it fell, which is none too reliable, and the fact that no reliable observers in the Pacific Northwest saw it. I was watching with binoculars and knew exactly where and when to look and I saw nothing. However, negative data like this doesn’t tell us that UARS had already come down: UARS was in the earth’s shadow and would have been invisible prior to its fall. Only the incandescent phase would have been visible. So I think that the best overall summary is the statement from a NASA scientist that “we’ll never know”.

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Posted: 25 September 2011 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I would have been thrilled to end up with a dead goose.  Oh well…........

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Posted: 25 September 2011 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Chris Crawford - 25 September 2011 08:05 AM

.......  and the fact that no reliable observers in the Pacific Northwest saw it.

Are we talking north/northwest Pacific Ocean?
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Chris Crawford - 25 September 2011 08:05 AM

So I think that the best overall summary is the statement from a NASA scientist that “we’ll never know”.

except that it’s down and didn’t boink anyone in the head   tongue wink

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