That Falling NASA Satellite Showers the Pacific With Debris Up to 300 Pounds

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One of the first NASA satellites ever to make an uncontrolled dive through Earth's atmosphere began raining bits of itself over the Pacific early this morning. And while the space agency still can't say whether any inhabited areas fall within the 500-mile debris radius, it did try to allay any lingering worries — the sky is falling! — by calculating that any one person's odds of getting smacked in the head by a falling antennae or solar cell are comfortably near zero at 1 in 22 trillion. [AP]