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Deadline for satellite re-entry looms

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Deadline for satellite re-entry looms


Scientists said on Thursday they won’t know until about two hours before a defunct NASA satellite re-enters the earth’s atmosphere, where it will likely land.

The six-tonne research satellite, which is the size of a bus, is expected to break-up before it lands on earth on Friday.

The 20-year-old satellite is most likely to fall into the ocean or onto desert areas. NASA said the odds that a person will be hit by a piece of debris are about 1 in 3,200.

NASA is updating the situation on its website

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