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Saturday, September 24, 2011

NASA UARS satellite debris fell on U.S. West Coast

The space agency said the device entered the atmosphere between 3:23 and 5:09 GMT today in the North Pacific Ocean

The U.S. space agency (NASA) and the Joint Space Operations Center Air Force confirmed the fall of Research Satellite Upper Atmosphere (UARS for its acronym in English), which entered the atmosphere over the North Pacific Ocean , off the west coast of the United States.

As explained, between 3:23 and 5:09 GMT on Saturday (10:23 and 00:09 Peruvian time) at high speed down the body of six tons, eleven feet long and twenty years old.

The authorities expect the satellite to undertake research climate fall within a range of 800 kilometers long, which could include land.

According to the AP told space agency spokesman, Steve Cole, the onset of precipitation of the product on the Sea "gives a good feeling that no one was hurt." Despite this, the authorities are not sure that this has been.

Earlier, there was speculation that the satellite would have fallen in Canada. NASA provides a conference call to give more details of what happened.

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