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Artist's rendering of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, burning up as it re-enters earth's atmosphere. (NASA)

NASA Ames Researchers Monitoring Falling Satellite

A dead 6-ton satellite baffled NASA experts Friday by slowing its descent toward Earth and delaying its ultimate crash until the weekend.



Closer Look: NASA Considers Lasers To Battle Space Junk

“Space junk” or debris has become an increasing threat to commercial satellites along with spacecraft and the International Space Station.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

A person shines a laser at a helicopter. (CBS)

Laser Strikes Chopper 5 Over East Palo Alto

A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire at a nearby veterans home Monday night.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser Incident

Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.


A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Man Arrested In San Jose For Pointing Laser At Aircraft

A suspect in San Jose was arrested Monday night after allegedly shining a laser at a small airplane and a police helicopter, a police sergeant said.

CBS San Francisco–01/24/2011

A laser light pointer aimed at an airplane in flight. (AP graphic)

Bay Area Airports Among Tops In Laser Strikes

More than 170 incidents occurred at the Bay Area’s three major airports last year in which the safety of planes was put at risk by people pointing at them with lasers, federal officials said Wednesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/19/2011

Bay Area Airports Big Targets for Laser Plane Strikes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS/AP) _ Oakland International and Mineta San Jose International airports rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the number of reported laser strikes on aircraft, which put the lives of pilots and passengers […]



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