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Satellite Crash: Junk That Fell to Earth

Tasman Sea satellite crash
Some things you just can't prepare for. The image here, taken by photographer Peter Idoine, is believed to be of a satellite crashing into the Tasman Sea near Auckland, New Zealand, last night. Can you imagine having something like this fall on your head while making miles offshore?

I do recall once sailing right by Cape Canaveral in the very early morning when a shuttle got launched. It was beyond spectacular. And here's the evil reminder: stuff comes down again, too. Reminds me of a line from an old Tom Lehrer song about Wernher von Braun:

Once rocket up
Who cares where it comes down?
That's not my department
Says Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun and JFK
For more variations of the sat crash image you can check the Sail-World site.
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