Tin hats at the ready: Six-ton satellite will plummet back to Earth

September 9, 2011 07:22

It weighs six tons, it’s spinning out of control and it’s going to plunge back to Earth sometime this month.

By Ted Thornhill at Mail Online


Nasa has warned that there’s a 1 in 3,200 chance that one of its dead satellites could hit someone when it plunges from orbit.

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, ran out of fuel in 2005 and could land on any of six continents.


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