Phobos Grunt crashes in the Pacific

Well, the expected destination (the Indian Ocean) was wrong, but the timing was just about right.  The star-crossed journey of Phobos Grunt, the Russian probe designed to collect and return samples from the Martian moon Phobos, has finally ended in a fiery re-entry over the Pacific.  It seems to have mostly burnt up in the process, so unless there’s a very unlucky ship underneath one of the larger pieces, nothing’s been harmed except for Russia’s pride.  The Register  PhysOrg


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