Track NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite As It Falls Back To Earth

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Everyone mark your calendar as NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite may crash back to earth at the end of this week. The date is still TBD, but early estimates suggest Friday will be the big day.

Most of the satellite will burn up in the earth's atmosphere, but 26 pieces may survive re-entry. Make sure you have your camera ready as this flaming wreckage will put on quite a show. And don't worry about being hit by the falling pieces like Lottie Williams. NASA estimates there's a 1 in 3200 chance that debris from UARS will hit someone.

To find out where the pieces of UARS will land, you can follow the official updates at NASA's website or track the satellite using an online tracker like Heavens Above. [Discovery]