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Sputniks battle over Siberia
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:56:42 AM »
No one is calling it Star Wars, but the Americans and Russians have collided in space resulting in a hypervelocity impact and two large debri clouds.

Scientists are keeping a close eye on orbital debris created when two communications sputniks (satellites) one American, Iridium and the other Russian, Kosmos-2251  smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the Earth.

NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the unprecedented crash and whether any other satellites or even the Hubble Space Telescope are threatened.

The collision, which occurred nearly 800 kilometers over Siberia on Tuesday, was the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft, NASA officials said.
There are approximately 18,000 pieces of manmade objects in space, all supposed tracked by the military. Those are a lot of UFOs!
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