Saturday, January 14, 2012

Russia's failed Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, is about to fall back to Earth - quite probably on Sunday

Get your hard hat on. The spacecraft has been losing altitude rapidly in recent days and will soon be pulled into the top of the atmosphere where most of it will be destroyed. Estimates suggest that only about 200kg will survive the fiery plunge and hit the ground. But that's still going to totally mess up your day if you get it on the noggin. So keep looking up.

1 comment:

  1. It is good to know that Russia is making all attempts since 1960 to study Mars. Of course they have many failed attempts and yet to get the success, but their effort can't be under estimated. The difficult task like this can't be achived in a day. Every failure will teach them a lesson and will provide new ideas. This will help Russia to take a renewed attempt with more sophistication.