“We’re all going to die!”
Ok that’s not exactly what he said but I’m pretty sure that’s what he meant. Today, sometime in the afternoon a satellite is going to touch down over the Europe or Asian continent...or maybe Africa. They can't quite figure it out.
“Odds are 3000 to 1 that you’ll get hit,” he says reassuringly.
“I’m not really down with those odds.”
“According to the CBS news website, you’re not suppose to pick it up either.”
“What if it’s on my head.”
I start wondering how much damage a 6.5-ton satellite can do and decide to stay inside. Stobby's never been good with the odds. With an array of choice, she always manages to get up the nerve to introduce herself to the one person in the room who isn’t on heavy medication but should be.
If you’re interested in the trajectory of UARS satellite, NASA has posted real time tracking at http://www.n2yo.com. Unfortunately it’s overloaded by a large number of people who also feel unlucky. You’re better off looking up at the sky. Make sure you wear your glasses, though. There are still birds up there.