NASA: 6-ton satellite hits Earth

Associated Press
This screen grab image provided by NASA shows UARS attached to the robotic arm of the space shuttle Discovery during mission STS-48 in 1991, when UARS was deployed.  NASA scientists are doing their best to tell us where a plummeting 6-ton satellite will fall later this week. It's just that if they're off a little bit, it could mean the difference between hitting Florida or New York. Or, say, Iran or India. (AP Photo/NASA)

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NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean. (AP)

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