Monday, January 28, 2008

Warning: Satellite could crash to Earth!

Take cover! A satellite the size of a bus containing rocket fuel that is hazardous to humans could crash to Earth in the next few weeks. The scary part: It could land anywhere! I'm interested to know the odds of it hitting Singapore. From Telegraph:
It is understood that American politicians and world leaders are being kept abreast of the situation.

In response to the reports Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said: "Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation.

"Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause."

He refused to discuss specifics, such as whether the satellite might be destroyed with a missile. But such a move is considered unlikely by experts as it would create a rain of debris which could cause more widespread damage.

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