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Satellite came down to earth, so what happened? (photos, video)

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Here in San Francisco, residents are glad that NASA's dead six-ton satellite finally came back to earth. (See the original article here: Falling satellite, what will happen in San Francisco? (photo))

Even more importantly, though, they are glad that it came down without incident, according to reports from NASA.

UARS reached earth allegedly somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, sometime between 11:23pm EDT and 1:09am, the agency tells press.

San Francisco residents, Wilma Dorsey, says "The exact spot of where the satellite landed isn't yet known, as far as I understand. But at least there have been no reports of injury or damage."

According to the news source, newser.com, the UARS craft likely disintegrated over a 500-mile path, according to the AP.

It's assumed in most top news stories coming out today that the pieces of the UARS--which was originally sent into space to monitor climate changes--fell into the ocean, and no reports of damage have as yet surfaced.

There have been several reports of fireballs having emerged, however, but a spokesperson for NASA turned to Twitter to complain about "a lot of hoax data and false info going viral," says news station, MSNBC.

Nevertheless, if San Franciscans, or anyone else for that matter, find any pieces of the decommissioned UARS, they are advised to call the police. They cannot try to sell the pieces of the fallen satellite on e-bay or keep it as a souvenir They would then be facing a stiff fine for possessing government property.

See photos and video on the left-hand side for more on this story. The video shows what could be a part of the fallen satellite.

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