ROSAT RE-ENTRY PAGE
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10/14/2011 09:39 AM
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from [link to www.spaceweather.com]
"Solar activity has strongly affected ROSAT's decay. Only a few months ago, experts expected the satellite to re-enter in December. However, they did not anticipate the recent increase in sunspot count. Extreme ultraviolet radiation from sunspots has heated and "puffed up" Earth's atmosphere, accelerating the rate of orbital decay. The massive observatory now has a date with its home planet in October."
..i wonder how many other satellites this "puffed up" atmosphere is going to affect..
btw, earth's atmosphere now glows green:
Last Edited by OpenHeartMonk on 10/14/2011 09:39 AM
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