Cosmos 1220 Spy Satellite Safely Burns Up In Atmosphere

Amateur video of Cosmos 1220 burning up over Saudi Arabia during re-entry Sunday The Russian military reconnaissance satellite launched in 1980 and designed to spy on enemy naval forces met a fiery end Sunday morning when it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8 a.m. CST. This according to Russian defence ministry spokesman Colonel Dmitry Zenin. Because Cosmos…
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The Night The Cosmos Fell To Earth

Last night around 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, hundreds of residents living along the East Coast of the U.S. were treated to a spectacular, slow-moving, long-lived meteor about as bright as the full moon. But there was something different about this meteor – it was man-made. To get a feeling for what most of us missed,…
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