Sunday, November 10, 2013

WATCH GOCE SATELLITE'S DEMISE IN REAL TIME

Track Europe's falling, 2,000-pound satellite in real-time

The defunct satellite from the European Space Agency the size of a Chevy Suburban is set to plunge to Earth somewhere between Sunday and Monday -- and experts say there's no way to precisely determine where it will crash. Where is it now? Thanks to a neat widget built by the satellite-tracking website N2YO.com, you can watch the falling satellite as it courses through the heavens.
Note:
I have had some difficulty logging on to that site, however, Fox News has it running live here...
http://www.foxnews.com/science/interactive/2013/11/08/track-europe-falling-2000-pound-satellite-in-real-time/
Don't wait too long though! It's loosing altitude fast! Enjoy!


UPDATE: GOCE HAS RE-ENTERED EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
The European Space Agency's (Esa) Goce satellite has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, burning up in the process.

Early estimates suggested any surviving debris could have fallen somewhere along a path through East Asia and the Western Pacific to Antarctica.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24894611
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Slaade - there was no power outage yesterday in the UK and the article you posted in chat at AWE was on old one from 2003 as someone pointed out to you. There's a search facility on DM's own website where you can find the original date when articles were posted.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?pageOffset=&pageSize=&sel=site&searchPhrase=power+cut+london&orderBy=relevDesc&_channelshortname=on&_channelshortnam

    Look at the second item in the list and check the date. It will take you to the original post.

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  2. Thank you for sharing. Someone got a few of us on that one. The Daily Mail for the 2003 event was referenced and an archive page was used with the current date at the top. Lesson learned :)

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