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Space Trash Falling on our Heads

Posted by Lydia on November 2nd, 2008

Sometime tomorrow (Sunday, November 2, 2008) 1,400 pounds of space trash the size of your refrigerator may be falling to Earth.

This trash consists of an ammonia tank discarded in July of 2007 by astronauts aboard the International Space Station and will burn up on its descent back to Earth, except for about forty pounds of it, which should fall into “the ocean” at the speed of about one hundred miles per hour. Question is: which ocean?

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