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    Russian space probe to crash on Earth within hours

    A Russian probe designed to travel to a moon of Mars but stuck in Earth orbit will come crashing down within hours, the Russian space agency said Sunday.

    Roscosmos said the unmanned Phobos-Ground willl crash between 1641 and 2105 GMT (11:41 a.m. and 4:05 p.m. EST). It could crash anywhere along the route of its next few orbits, which would include Europe, southeast Asia, Australia and South America. The U.S., Canada and much of Russia are outside the risk zone.
    http://www.kirotv.com/news/ap/top-ne...n-hours/nGNF9/

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    I am truly hoping that the space probe burns before hitting earth at ANY location. I wouldn't want sea life affected any more than human life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    I am truly hoping that the space probe burns before hitting earth at ANY location. I wouldn't want sea life affected any more than human life!
    I totally agree. I hate the way they're downplaying it like it's no big deal. What about the toxic fumes and danger to sea life. Yes it may not effect human life directly but in the end, who knows what the long term effects might be.


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    Russian military says spacecraft debris falls in ocean

    (Reuters) - Pieces of a failed Russian Mars probe plummeted into the Pacific Ocean far off the Chilean coast Sunday, Russian news agencies cited a military official as saying.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...80E0ES20120115

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    In an apparent attempt to deflect blame, Russia’s space agency chief hinted last week that foreign sabotage might be the reason.

    “I don’t want to blame anyone, but there are very powerful means to interfere with spacecraft today whose use cannot be ruled out,” Vladimir Popovkin told the daily Izvestia.


    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01...ocean-reports/



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