Two-Ton Satellite Falling to Earth

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google-earthHeads up. A 2,000-pound satellite is currently plummeting to Earth and is expected to penetrate the atmosphere in less than two days, and no one really knows where it’s going to land.

The two-ton Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (known as GOCE) has a pretty good chance of landing in the ocean, though pieces may land on inhabited land.

The European Space Agency has promised to provide updates on potential landing spots as the satellite nears Earth but you can track the satellite on your own here. Read more at CNN.

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  1. In the US and formerly Canada a ton is 2000 lbs.
    In hte UK it is 2,240 lbs. This is called the “long ton” the 2000lb ton is the “short ton”.

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