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1 posted on 09/07/2011 12:09:56 PM PDT by Red Badger
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“The zone of risk.” I really like that phrase.

“So, where do you folks live?”

“Ah, we live about 20 blocks north of ‘the zone of risk’.”


2 posted on 09/07/2011 12:13:39 PM PDT by RexBeach
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I know where I’d like to see it land!


3 posted on 09/07/2011 12:13:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Skylab under Carter, and now UARS under Obama. What is it with DemocRAT Presidents and valuable space assets being discarded?


4 posted on 09/07/2011 12:14:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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Please ping me in time to put my helmet on.


6 posted on 09/07/2011 12:19:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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The NASA page where they will post the updates is at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/uars/index.html

7 posted on 09/07/2011 12:20:04 PM PDT by ZGuy
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Russian news reports suggested that Moscow was "in the zone of risk," but that projection was based merely on the inclination of UARS' orbit.

The "sone of risk" is probably the entire earth between 57°N and 57°S, but the Russian news report pumped up the warning to Moscow.

8 posted on 09/07/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1.)
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To: Red Badger
Moscow is in the zone of risk.

If Moscow is in the zone of risk, then the entire populated area of the earth is in this zone of risk. Except maybe for those scientists living in Antarctica. The thing to recall is that STS 107 Columbia broke up over reasonably populated areas of Texas and did not hurt anyone on the ground. The zone of risk is currently a huge target.

"Do you feel lucky?"

9 posted on 09/07/2011 12:28:40 PM PDT by tpmintx (The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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The satellite was decommissioned in 2005. "They had put it in a disposal orbit at that point, and that disposal orbit reduced its orbital lifetime by about 20 years," Dickey said.

If they were able to do that, why were they not able to deorbit the thing at that time and dump any surviving debris in the Pacific or wherever else might be appropriate?

12 posted on 09/07/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by cynwoody
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Drop it on Mecca.


15 posted on 09/07/2011 12:37:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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Prepare to be hit by a giant flaming hunk of your tax dollars. Yay we're doomed!
16 posted on 09/07/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Why don’t we take the shuttle up and fix it ?


17 posted on 09/07/2011 12:41:34 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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“UARS was deployed from the shuttle Discovery in 1991 to study Earth’s atmosphere and its interactions with the sun.”

That’s why it’s coming down. Don’t want to prove anyone
wrong about global warming.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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Did Hansen get his defective data from this POS? Maybe he should “catch” it!


24 posted on 09/07/2011 12:57:49 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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” NASA says readings from UARS provided conclusive evidence that chlorine in the atmosphere, originating from human-produced chlorofluorocarbons, is at the root of the polar ozone hole.”

Of course, that was found not to be true since we banned CFLs that Ozone Hole is still there. The ozone hole issue was nothing more than a scam for money just as the global warming hoax.


25 posted on 09/07/2011 12:59:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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I sure do hope the golf courses are safe...!!


26 posted on 09/07/2011 1:05:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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Someone please explain how it will re-enter the atmosphere. Has it entered previuously? Actually, I don’t need anyone to answer. I’m just being a smart alec. My wife said she would like the debris to fall on my 1985 station wagon that’s parked in the driveway.


30 posted on 09/07/2011 1:48:28 PM PDT by KingLudd
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Sooo,
Any way to insure it hits on the inlaws home, oh never mind.


37 posted on 09/07/2011 3:39:30 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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