Huge Defunct Satellite Falling to Earth Faster Than Expected, NASA Says
Normally these types of things of which I will speak are muttered under my breath or spoken in incredulous tones to my husband (bless his heart) ..... but this article ..... this article alone has risen to a new level that has caused me to go public with my impatience and abject incredulity of the state of today's something or other. (I'm not sure what - but whatever it is .... it highly rankles me!)
I know....I know.....there are far bigger things to worry about - but let me just cite a few observations.
First the title: Huge Defunct Satellite Falling to Earth Faster Than Expected, NASA Says.
Hmmmmm - so they built a satellite but can't calculate it's fall. Ok. That would be hard. I can't remember how to calculate fractions into percentages or percentages into fractions - so it's ok. I give them that.
Ok. Next, I quote: "NASA space junk experts have refined the forecast for the anticipated death plunge of a giant satellite, with the U.S. space agency now predicting the 6 1/2-ton climate probe will plummet to Earth around Sept. 23, a day earlier than previously reported."
Ummmmm...DEATH PLUNGE!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Is it just me or does that sound disturbing. Impressive description coupled with the words 6 1/2 tons and then a casual "day earlier". I was kinda thinking they'd be calculating milliseconds - not days or so. I mean I can predict I'll have a baby on say a Wednesday give or take a day or two!
Next: "But exactly where the UARS spacecraft will fall is still unknown.