The sky could fall sometime within the next few days. German authorities say the broken-down ROSAT satellite, which once mapped stars and studied X-rays, will plunge into the Americas sometime between Friday and Tuesday. They’ve lost communication with the device so there’s no way of knowing exactly when or where it will hit.
Source: The Consumerist
Remember what fun we had with the last satellite?
Nasa Satellite Hoax in Denmark
and this candid camera gem:
Wonder what this new “chicken little” reaction-inducing event will bring…
Update: Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy has an update. We still don’t know when.