Russian Satellite Plunging to Earth

Decommissioned Russian satellite Kosmos 1220 is making a high-speed re-entry into the atmosphere.
3:00 | 02/16/14

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-- to believe it was one year ago this weekend that meteorite crashed into Russia rattling the world -- that video tonight -- scientists are watching for something else a giant Russian satellite. Hurtling toward -- ABC international correspondent he -- McDonald watching too. It was speeding to woods the decommissioned Russian satellite -- -- 1220. Making an un controlled reentry into the atmosphere we could track where -- went and where it was going but judging an exact point of impact. That was rocket science. This is normally the stuff of fiction. Space -- hurtling towards -- we don't need to download the movie this is all too real. A year ago -- 101000 Tony -- owed to Russia. Dashboard cameras captured that moment and enough to humans we -- forces to. We've seen similar displays in the skies above America and tomorrow an asteroid the size of three football fields. Who make you relatively close brush -- -- planet. Most of the satellite arriving tonight was expected to burn up on entry. But there was always a child's some fragments could -- reach. But the Russian ministry has been monitoring is very closely it said all along the most likely destination for any debris was the ocean. And the chance of anyone being hit -- by debris was --

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