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Satellite Falling

'Ferrari Of Space' Falls To Earth In Fiery Death Dive

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 11.11.2013 | Science

A European satellite met its fiery doom in Earth's atmosphere late Sunday (Nov. 10), succumbing to the same gravitational pull of the planet that it...

Falling Satellite Enters Earth's Atmosphere

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 12.22.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — A defunct German research satellite crashed into the Earth somewhere in Southeast Asia on Sunday, a U.S. scientist said – but no ...

NASA Satellite Hits Earth, Space Agency Confirms

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellit...

Could You Get Hit By Space Junk?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

You may have heard that there's a one in 3,200 chance that you could get hit by space junk on Friday, when NASA's six-ton UARS (Upper Atmosphere Resea...

Earth To Satellite: When Will You Hit -- And Where?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A dead 6-ton satellite is getting closer and closer, and is expected to smack down on Earth on Friday. NASA's old resear...