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Where will it land?

America 2 5.41%
 
AFrica 3 8.11%
 
Europe 2 5.41%
 
Asia 2 5.41%
 
Australia 2 5.41%
 
Dunkin Donuts 4 10.81%
 
Humpty Dumpty 2 5.41%
 
Bruce Willis 4 10.81%
 
The creater of this thread 10 27.03%
 
Hey...I would really love... 6 16.22%
 
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NASA super geniouses are stumped on where this massive peice of metal is going to smash into.

What are you predictions? Are you worried you may be the governments next victim when they intentionally crash this to earth to cover something up? Oh ..End of Days!

 

http://news.yahoo.com/earth-satellite-hit-where-175412638.html

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA scientists are doing their best to tell us where a plummeting six-ton satellite will fall later this week. It's just that if they're off a little bit, it could mean the difference between hitting Florida or landing on New York. Or, say, Iran or India.

Pinpointing where and when hurtling space debris will strike is an imprecise science. For now, scientists predict the earliest it will hit is Thursday U.S. time, the latest Saturday. The strike zone covers most of Earth.

Not that citizens need to take cover. The satellite will break into pieces, and NASA put the chances that somebody somewhere will get hurt at just 1-in-3,200.

As far as anyone knows, falling space debris has never injured anyone. Nor has significant property damage been reported. That's because most of the planet is covered in water and there are vast regions of empty land.

If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn't want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges. Also, it's government property. It's against the law to keep it as a souvenir or sell it on eBay. NASA's advice is to report it to the police.

The 20-year-old research satellite is expected to break into more than 100 pieces as it enters the atmosphere, most of it burning up. Twenty-six of the heaviest metal parts are expected to reach Earth, the biggest chunk weighing about 300 pounds (136 kilograms). The debris could be scattered over an area about 500 miles (800 kilometers) long.

Jonathan McDowell, for one, isn't worried. He is in the potential strike zone — along with most of the world's 7 billion citizens. McDowell is with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"There's stuff that's heavy that falls out of the sky almost every year," McDowell says. So far this year, he noted, two massive Russian rocket stages have taken the plunge.

As for the odds of the satellite hitting someone, "it's a small chance. We take much bigger chances all the time in our lives," McDowell says. "So I'm not putting my tin helmet on or hiding under a rock."

All told, 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of wreckage is expected to smack down — the heaviest pieces made of titanium, stainless steel or beryllium. That represents just one-tenth the mass of the satellite, which stretches 35 feet (10.7 meters) long and 15 feet (4.6 meters) in diameter.

The strike zone straddles all points between latitudes 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south. That's as far north as Edmonton and Alberta, Canada, and Aberdeen, Scotland, and as far south as Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. Every continent but Antarctica is in the crosshairs.

Back when UARS, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, was launched to study the ozone layer in 1991, NASA didn't always pay attention to the "what goes up must come down" rule. Nowadays, satellites must be designed either to burn up on re-entering the atmosphere or to have enough fuel to be steered into a watery grave or up into a higher, long-term orbit.

On a seperate not I set the Nicolas coppola terror alert level at Deadfall!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwPFGXgSko

 

 



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Chuck Norris. Just to see if he's as tough as everyone says.



 

 

 

Level1Death said:
Chuck Norris. Just to see if he's as tough as everyone says.


Oh trust me ! He is. Did you ever see the Forrest Warrior?

 

 

 

Lol I hope not.



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Poor Humpty never gets a break (actually, he gets broken all the time! *ba dum chish*).



Serious Guess: Ocean (Maybe Pacific)

Personal Guess: Into some test lab that expoldes releasing a form of government top secret test subtance that begins a zombie apocalypse.




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Allfreedom99 said:
Serious Guess: Ocean (Maybe Pacific)

Personal Guess: Into some test lab that expoldes releasing a form of government top secret test subtance that begins a zombie apocalypse.


Well since I think  something like 70 percent of the world is covered in water you probably have the best guess! Should have easily been in my poll. :)

 

You next guess is what is happening in Japan right now withat typhoon hitting the nuclear reactor again! So lets hope the satellite does not hit there as well.



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spurgeonryan said:
Allfreedom99 said:
Serious Guess: Ocean (Maybe Pacific)

Personal Guess: Into some test lab that expoldes releasing a form of government top secret test subtance that begins a zombie apocalypse.


Well since I think  something like 70 percent of the world is covered in water you probably have the best guess! Should have easily been in my poll. :)

 

You next guess is what is happening in Japan right now withat typhoon hitting the nuclear reactor again! So lets hope the satellite does not hit there as well.

1. my thoughts exactly :)

2. Zombies in Japan?....This means Resident Evil: Afterlife was a prophetic movie then! :)




'If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn't want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges. Also, it's government property. It's against the law to keep it as a souvenir or sell it on eBay. NASA's advice is to report it to the police.'

Fuck that, I'd keep it!



 

Africa. i bet thats where aliens live



Seece said:
'If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn't want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges. Also, it's government property. It's against the law to keep it as a souvenir or sell it on eBay. NASA's advice is to report it to the police.'

Fuck that, I'd keep it!


Or I would at least ask for a reward, before it accidentally went missing.

 

@MarcusD  .....



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