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Uh-Oh: NASA Satellite Crashing To Earth This Week, Odds Of Hitting Somebody '1 in 3,2

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http://www.geekologie.com/2011/09/uhoh-nasa-satellite-crashing-to-earth-th.php

The satellite's current orbit is 155 by 174 miles (250 by 280 kilometers), with an inclination of 57 degrees, said NASA. That means the satellite would have to descend into the atmosphere somewhere between 57 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees south.

NASA estimated that the debris footprint would stretch about 500 miles.

According to the calculations made by the NASA scientists, the satellite will break into 26 pieces as it gets closer to earth. The chances of it hurting someone anywhere on the planet are 1 in 3,200.

Stay inside this week! O_O


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