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Sunday November 03, 2013

Fiery Bits of Euro Satellite to Rain Down on Earth

Keep your head down this week or you may end up with a snootful of pieces of the European GOCE satellite, due to break up in the atmosphere sometime this week. Variables with the Sun’s coronal mass ejections have made it virtually impossible to predict where or even when the satellite will finally drop from orbit. What goes up and all that.

Most of the craft will burn up, but the agencies are expecting some smaller parts to reach the surface.