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The seven ton climate satellite, UARS, is set to fall to earth sometime in the next month

A defunct seven-ton NASA climate satellite is about to fall to Earth.

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, is expected to come down in late September or early October, the space agency said today in an advisory. “Although the spacecraft will break into pieces during re-entry, not all of it will burn up in the atmosphere,” NASA said.