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Falling Satellite Streaked Across Southern California Skies Last Night and Landed Somewhere In the Pacific
A defunct, 6-ton bus-sized piece of space junk fell from the sky last night, streaked across the skies of Southern California and landed God knows where.
It's taking NASA scientists a little time to narrow down the exact crash site, but right now they're guessing it's in this green circle here:
Here's the update from the New York Times:
On its final orbital trajectory, the six-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite passed to the south of Australia and then headed to the northeast across the Pacific toward Vancouver, British Columbia. As it was nearing Canada, the satellite dropped out of the sky. The space agency said the satellite crashed between 11:23 p.m. Friday and 1:09 a.m. Saturday.
The chances that it would hit someone weren't huge, but they weren't totally remote. The odds that someone somewhere on this planet could get struck were 1 in 3,200. However, the odds that YOU would get struck were 1 in 21 trillion. But you didn't, did you?Here's the full video from KTLA of the space junk in the northern skies last night:
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