Peru, you’re in the clear. Upper Midwest? Maybe. Africa, we have a problem.
The people tracking the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite now say it will likely land in the middle of Africa tonight (11:16 p.m. CT) , give or take 5 hours and lots of other places on the planet.
Yesterday, it was predicted to drop into the South Pacific off the coast of Peru.
Under this updated forecast, it still could provide a reentry show in the Upper Midwest if it stays aloft for an additional hour or so. That would put it over southern Canada, not that far from the Minnesota border.
All the information is here.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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