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Posted on 03/28/2018 8:27:17 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Oh great! This week Ive got something real to whine about. It appears that the out-of-control-crashing-Chinese-satellite, Tiangong-1, is going to make reentry on Easter and there is nowhere I can go to escape it.
The map below shows the relative probabilities of debris landing within a given region. Yellow indicates locations that have a higher probability while green indicates areas of lower probability. Blue areas have zero probability of debris reentry since Tiangong-1 does not fly over these areas (north of 42.7° N latitude or south of 42.7° S latitude). These zero probability areas constitute about a third of the total Earths surface area.
Both of my bunkers are under attack: all of northern Utah and all of Southeast Michigan are in its path of doom! Maybe I should have retired to Florida or Arizona like everyone else. Although it looks like the only places in the continental US that youre guaranteed to be debris free is a bit of northern Oregon, Washington, northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigans Upper Peninsula and northern Maine not normally considered retirement destinations (unless you are hpsurf or Lady Bikki).
The only good news is that San Francisco and New York are also in its path. The bad news is that D.C. appears to have slipped the trajectory of the space junk.
Now if youll excuse me I have to go find my umbrella and tinfoil hat and get busy tracking this sucker.
I would advise the rest of you stuck in the yellow band area do the same.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Great target practice for our ABM system, although the pretty much known trajectory is cheating a little.
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