However, these great folks have let us know that in the coming day or two or three, large chunks of their Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) may crash land on assorted, as yet unclear, parts of our planet.
Yep, satellite splatter.
The news sites are all a-twitter over this idea, and at this juncture so am I, especially when you consider that the UARS weighs about six tons -- roughly the size of a bus.
That's like having Japanese sumo wrestler Kisenosato Yutaka coming at you from above at hundreds of miles per hour, without any prior warning other than perhaps his shadow looming overhead seconds before he lands.
With apologies to Mr. Yutaka, that's not something any normal human should have to experience.
But worry not, NASA claims there is one chance in 3200 that any of these pieces will land on you.
Amen, and pass the mustard.