Satellite Crash Alert
On September 23 2011, give or take a day, a 6.5 ton satellite will come crashing to Earth. This is fact, and the information is from NASA. The prediction is that at least 26 large pieces will survive the journey through our atmosphere. They aren’t sure exactly where they will hit, but have calculated the odds of a human being struck at 1 in 3,200.
Read about the The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) at Wikipedia.
Over at Space.com there is a video showing the predicted zone of impact possibilities:
From viewing the video, it seems that Australia and northern Europe are safe, while parts of Africa, Asia and the Americas are at risk. The greatest likelihood is that it will crash in the Pacific Ocean, so hopefully that will be the result and not something worse (like hitting a nuclear power plant).
This reminds me of SkyLab which crashed (safely) into Australia in 1979. The odds of a human getting hit that time were calculated to be 152-to-1.