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Soviet satellite's A-core plunges into sea, US says

The nuclear fuel core of a Soviet spy satellite plunged into the South Atlantic, 1,100 miles east of Brazil. The Pentagon said it assumed Cosmos 1401 burned up harmlessly during reentry into the atmosphere. The US is sending reconnaissance planes to check radiation levels.The main section of the crippled satellite fell into the Indian Ocean Jan. 23.

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