NASA officials claim that a dead climate satellite is due to make a “fiery death” this coming weekend. The satellite has been circling the Earth for 20 years and is expected to “reach the surface of the planet” around Thursday, give or take a day. In an article on msnbc.msn.com, the main concern seems to be whether or not the debri from the satellite will hit a populated area on Earth. However, they point out that there’s more of a likelihood of the broken parts landing in the sea since Earth is 75 percent water. The satellite is being closely watched by NASA and the U.S. Strategic Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California but the exact location of where it’ll end up on the planet is still unpredictable.
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