Burning Satellite Caught on Camera

The UARS climate satellite is tumbling toward earth, set to make impact on or around September 24 somewhere between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south of the equator—basically, most of the populated world. There’s a 1-in-3,200 chance of the satellite killing a person. But, for now, it’s just a sparkle in the sky: An amateur photographer in France captured the satellite on video using a telescope. The satellite can actually be seen rotating as it heads toward earth, brightening at time as it falls. By the time it hits earth, most of it will have broken or burned up.