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Satellite Crashes to Earth

A failed probe designed to travel to a moon of Mars but stuck in Earth’s orbit came crashing down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday, RIA-Novosti reported.

Up until the last moments it was unclear where the unmanned, 14-ton Fobos-Grunt would fall. So the crash of the probe with its 11 tons of toxic rocket fuel into the ocean would be a relief to Russian space officials, disappointed over this setback to the Russian space industry. 

(AP, MT)

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