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Out of Control Satellite Expected to Plummet to Earth

If you happen to get plonked on the head by a heavy object in the next couple of months not to worry it’s probably NASA’s wayward satellite. Yep, its falling to Earth sometime soon but they don’t know when or where. NASA are already taking bets it has a 1 in 3,200 chance of hitting someone, which is  damn sight better odds than winning the lottery. The 6-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (space junk) which ran out of fuel in 2005 will fall uncontrollably from orbit in the next few weeks but they only expect,  ooh lets see, about 1,200 pounds of metal to survive the re-entry back to Terra-firma or your face!

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