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The latest studies reveal that it is possible that up to 30 individual pieces weighing a total of 1.6 tons may reach the surface of the Earth. The largest single fragment will probably be the telescope's mirror, which is very heat resistant and weighs 400kg (882 pounds).

Dead 2.4 ton ROSAT satellite to fall to earth this weekend

The latest studies reveal that it is possible that up to 30 individual pieces weighing a total of 1.6 tons may reach the surface of the Earth. The largest single fragment will probably be the telescope’s mirror, which is very heat resistant and weighs 400kg (882 pounds).

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