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Comet 2013 A1 encounters Mars

No, it’s not comet PanStarrs. But another comet is flying across the sky and chances are it might hit Mars in October 2014. It’s Comet 2013 A1. Chances are 1:2000 that it hits, say current calculations. The diameter of the comets’ nucleus is between 1-3km, and this big rock is travelling with about 56km/s, very […]

Fobus-Grunt crash area predictions

Ah, my dear sweet Fobos-Grunt or Phobos-Grunt satellite that shall never reach it’s end destination, is now confirmed to crash in Afghanistan according to the USA Military. On the 14th of January 2012. Period. Ok, according to Russian sources: “The U.S. Strategic Command said the spacecraft would enter the atmosphere at 2.22 a.m. Moscow time […]

UARS, ROSAT and now Phobos-Grunt returning to earth?

End of September the American satellite UARS made it’s way back to earth, followed by the German Röntgensatellite ROSAT one month later. Right now, it seems a next satellite is about to come down. Since the launch the engineers have not been able to communicate with the malfunctioning satellite. Being unable to steer Phobos-Grunt, the […]