Phobos Grunt: Failed Russian Mars Probe Falling to Earth

Somewhere, most likely Sunday or Monday, the failed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe will return ignominiously to Earth, crashing -- at least figuratively -- on the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Most of it will burn up in the atmosphere, but 20 to 30 chunks of charred debris, weighing about 450 lbs., could make it to the surface, said Roscosmos. Just where it might crash will not be clear until just hours before it actually happens. Phobos-Grunt was launched toward Mars in November, but...Full Story
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