Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Where Spaceships Go to Die

Ever wonder what happens to all those spaceships that fall back to Earth?  

This is a cool article about a stretch of sea east of New Zealand, where, apparently, all the spaceships fall to earth. Well, about 160, anyway. It's near Point Nemo, named for Jules Verne's misanthropic eco-supervillain. It's the one spot on the Earth farthest from any land. The spaceships are all in pieces, of course, littering the ocean floor about 2.5 miles below the surface. The article contains a video of the ESA ship Jules Verne re-entering Earth's atmosphere and falling apart like an overcooked pot roast. Cool stuff!

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