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    Nasa says one of its dead satellites will soon fall to Earth but there is very little chance that it will hit anyone.

    The space agency does not know when or where its 20-year-old satellite will drop. It will probably be in late September but could fall in October. And it could land anywhere south of Juneau, Alaska, and north of the tip of South America. Nasa says there is only a one in 3,200 chance of satellite parts hitting someone.

    Experts say not to worry. In the more than 50 years of the space age, no one has ever been hurt by falling space debris. The 5.4-tonne satellite was used to monitor the atmosphere. Most of it will burn up during re-entry. Only about 550kg of metal should survive.

    Source: Don't worry, it's only a falling five-tonne space satellite | Science | guardian.co.uk


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    1 in 3000 chance.

    So in this Satellite lottery, what is the chance that the sattelite will hit a lottery winner?
    What happens in General, stays in General.
    You know what they say about assumptions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    1 in 3000 chance. So in this Satellite lottery, what is the chance that the sattelite will hit a lottery winner?
    It's more likely it will lottery loser...


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    Don't worry, even though they claim there is a "one in 3,200 chance of satellite parts hitting someone", the chance of it hitting you is minuscule, especially if you aren't American. Little consolation though this may be to the "winner".

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    Topical theme: the first fireman killed at 11/9 was hit by a "jumper".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Topical theme: the first fireman killed at 11/9 was hit by a "jumper".
    Wool or polyester?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Wool or polyester?
    Man-made.

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