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NASA: 6-Ton Satellite Hits Earth; Location Unknown

NASA says a defunct 6-ton satellite has fallen from the sky. The agency posted on its official Twitter site that the spacecraft crashed through the atmosphere early Saturday morning. A location was not immediately known.

09/24/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Will Falling Satellite Hit California?

Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo is on Satellite Watch and they suggest that falling six-ton satellite has a chance to hit the Western Pacific Ocean and Western US — including California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Says Satellite Has Slowed, May Now Hit America

NASA now says that one of its six-ton satellites could hit the United States when it falls to earth late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/23/2011

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Could NASA’s Six-Ton UARS Satellite Hit Southern California Friday?

One of NASA’s six-ton satellites is expected to fall to earth later this week.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2011

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