Nasa's 38 year old science satellite returns safely to earth
The Defense Department informed that on January 8, the satellite entered the atmosphere off the coast of Alaska.
According to the Associated Press, there is no report of any minor in this.
NASA said in its statement that the chances of someone getting hurt were 1 in 9,400.
You may not see many ancient devices falling to Earth for decades to come.
Recently the FCC has proposed a five year cap on the operation of domestically owned satellites.
Current guidelines suggest deorbiting within 25 years.
Future satellites such as ERBS may bend long before they are reduced to space junk.