UARS Comes Down Over Italy

Video of the UARS coming down over Ventimiglia (Liguria) in Italy.

The real thing, or a hoax?

NASA ‘working to confirm’ satellite touchdown

Early Friday, Italy’s civil protection agency warned that the probability of a crash in its northern territory had risen from 0.6 to 1.5 per cent, and urged residents to stay indoors, on lower floors, preferably near load bearing walls.

Orbital debris experts say space junk of this size from broken-down satellites and spent rockets tends to fall back to Earth about once a year, though this is the biggest NASA satellite to fall in three decades.

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