Sunday, October 2, 2011

Impact Verdict - A Miss!

Graphic of UARS re-entering atmosphere.
Credit: AGI

Well, it's all over now. The UARS satellite re-entered Earth's atmosphere at about midnight Friday night/Saturday morning the 24th. There was some initial confusion about where the satellite actually came down. Some people reported seeing a glow in the sky off the coast of Washington state. By Tuesday, NASA was able to pinpoint the actual area where pieces would have come down. IN fact, the UARS came down far off shore in the Pacific away from any landmass. It's not likely that anyone actually saw the destruction. There had been some reports of debris landing in Alberta Canada, but these turned out to be hoaxes. Show's over, folks... Move along, nothing to see here...

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