Satellite landed in sea before reaching cities

Associated Press / October 26, 2011

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Heavily populated Asian cities avoided a dangerous collision with space junk last weekend as a defunct German satellite crashed into the sea somewhere between India and Myanmar. The ROSAT satellite re-entered the atmosphere last weekend above South Asia’s Bay of Bengal, but it remains unclear how much, if any, of its debris actually reached the sea’s surface, the German Aerospace Center said yesterday.

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