Gallery: 14 Ton Failed Russian Space Probe Is Now Littered Somewhere in...

 

News that an unmanned failed Russian space probe — the Phobos-Grunt, or Phobos-Ground in English — was about to smack into Earth shot like wildfire through the airwaves last week as the truth emerged that the Russians had little idea of where it was going to land. Now that it has most definitely crashed somewhere on the planet, they are saying they have no idea where it actually did land or whether the toxic heap of metal sufficiently burned up in the atmosphere. Though the trajectory of spacecraft falling to Earth has always been a difficult thing to predict, the missing Phobos-Grunt is especially worrisome as it is the largest and most toxic piece of space junk to ever plummet to land.

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