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Meteor 1-1 Falls on Queen Maud Land

In the news this week: a defunct Soviet-era weather satellite, Meteor 1-1 died a fiery death over Antarctica. The satellite was launched way back in 1969 and stayed in orbit more than 40 years.  Fragments landed in Queen Maud Land, about 690 kilometers (430 miles) from Argentinian research station of Belgrano II.   Let’s see what […]