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Submission + - Predicting When Space Junk Will Come Home To Earth (

blais writes: "This is an interesting interview from NPR's Science Friday about space junk reentering the earth--and possibly hitting someone and the odds thereof. I thought it might be of interest to the other space nerds out there. "This weekend, a defunct German satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after a NASA satellite did the same. NASA orbital debris scientist Mark Matney and Phil Plait, author of the Bad Astronomy blog, discuss whether engineers on Earth have any say when "or where "objects fall.""
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Predicting When Space Junk Will Come Home To Earth

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