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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 of the United States, based in North America by liable to colonise anywhere soon, may be disappointed not to get the device back.

But it’s in it for the long haul…

The only person to know they’ve been hit by space debris is Lottie Williams. She was struck in January of 1997,while strolling through Tulsa, Oklahoma around 3:30 a.m. when they saw a huge fireball streaking from the skies.
Says she on seeing the falling object and then feeling it:

“We were stunned, in awe. It was beautiful. We were still walking through the park when I felt a tapping on my shoulder. The weight was comparable to an empty soda can. It looked like a piece of fabric except when you tap it, it sounded metallic.”

And then a voice was herd to say:

“Come in Latvia. What are you scores..?



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