Spy Satellite Falls Down, Goes Boom

I saw a great video over on Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth this morning by Phil Plait, the author of Bad Astronomy Blog.

In the video, Phil explains what is happening with the spy satellite that is slowly crashing to Earth. For reasons that he mentions in the video, the US government has decided to blow the satellite to bits before that happens. After seeing the video, I don’t want this thing crashing anywhere near where I live.

Check out this incredibly well done video when you have a chance.

  • It looks like the US Navy has actually pulled off their plan to shoot down the inoperative spy satellite by hitting it with a missile fired from a Navy Cruiser in the middle of the Pacific.

    Here’s the latest news from CNN.

  • It looks like the US Navy has actually pulled off their plan to shoot down the inoperative spy satellite by hitting it with a missile fired from a Navy Cruiser in the middle of the Pacific.

    Here’s the latest news from CNN.