Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cosmic Log - 7-ton NASA satellite set to fall


NASA says a defunct seven-ton satellite is due to re-enter the atmosphere — with the potential to rain debris upon Earth.
The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, is expected to come down in late September or early October, the space agency said today in an advisory. "Although the spececraft will break into pieces during re-entry, not all of it will burn up in the atmosphere," NASA said.

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