Researchers have discovered some space junk hurtling toward Earth, and they aren’t exactly sure what it is. (Video via NASA)
The WT1190F is expected to hit Earth on Nov. 13. It’s likely a piece of debris left by man from a previous space mission – maybe even one of the Apollo missions.
However, most of it will probably burn up in the atmosphere, and what does make it to Earth is expected to land in the ocean near Sri Lanka. So we may never know exactly what the mysterious debris is.
The situation is helping scientists track objects as they come toward Earth, which could potentially be more important if a larger projectile should fly into the planet and have a considerably larger impact. (Video via European Space Agency)
WT1190F shouldn’t have much of an impact if it makes it through the atmosphere.