Heads up! The sky is falling again

German Satellite Could Bonk Someone On The Head This Weekend

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.

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