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Nasa’s Falling UARS Satellite Misses North America But Hits Eurovision – Which Is Lucky

by | 22nd, September 2011

SO. What’s it feel like to get hit by a satellite failing from space? You may soon get to answer that question because the UARS satellite is heading this way. The chance of you getting hit by the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is 1 in 3,200, states the BBC. And that’s not too shabby.

The thing will arrive on Mother Earth or your granny’s house this Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Nasa says that debris could fall across an area 400-500km long. And all we know for certain is that when the lumps of bran-shattering metal do pull through the atmosphere, Nasa says it will not be over North America.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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