We begin this week’s Reentry with news that a German satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend and slammed itself into one or more portions of Southeast Asia, though no one is sure exactly where. In a (only-slightly) reassuring statement from Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “If [the flaming mini-van-sized two-ton comet] had come down over a populated area, there probably would be reports by now.”

Here’s what else you (may or may not have) missed over the weekend…»
 

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