Falling satellite slows down, Earth strike delayed

    You can come out from under your desks now, folks.

    A dead 6-ton satellite baffled NASA experts today by slowing its descent toward Earth and delaying its ultimate crash until the early part of the weekend.

    The AP reports that the satellite will now crash down to Earth late Friday or early Saturday.

    Earlier this week, NASA said the U.S. was in the clear–that we wouldn’t see any debris fall on our soil.

    But this morning, the agency cautioned that there is now a slim chance some may land here, after all.

    On second thought, maybe get back under your desks.

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