The Nasa satellite has captured an incredible video

An unbelievable video has captured the six-ton Nasa satellite damned to fall to Earth this week – although scientists still cannot forecast precisely when or where it will hit.

Astrophotographer Thierry Legault’s clip, shot in northern France, shows the 20-year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), performing as a beaming mass of light as it plummets to Earth – where there is a one in 3,200 chance it could strike someone.

The 1,200lb satellite will, Nasa estimates, break into more than 100 pieces on re-entry, and some will burn up – but it’s guesstimated that around 26 of the heaviest metal pieces WILL hit the outside – in lumps weighing up to 300lbs.

Mr Legault told the sky watching website: ‘The satellite become visible to be tumbling, possibly because a crash with satellite debris a few years ago. The variations in brightness are rapid and easily visible to the human eye.’

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, ran out of fuel in 2005 and could land on any of six continents. NASA says it could land at any point between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south – which includes almost all the inhabited areas of our earth (see map below).

Most of the satellite will burn up through re-entry, but a 1,200 pounds of metal will still fall to the world’s outside.


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