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WTF Space Debris in Collision Course to Earth

Nov 02, 2015 02:30 AM EST

Space Junk WTF
(Photo : Reuters) This ball of twisted metal was reported to be space junk that fell on a farm in Australia in 2008.

A Space junk dubbed as 'WTF' is on a collision course with Earth. This object was a remnant of the space flight conducted decades ago and according to scientists, the object is predicted to hit Earth on Nov. 13 around 6 a.m.

The object was actually named WT1190F and given the nickname WTF. Fortunately, most part of the object is expected to burn up in space and during the entering phase in Earth's atmosphere and is expected to fall in the Indian Ocean. But scientist still warns the public that some part may not evaporate and may turn into a dive bomb that is directed at Earth.

Scientists and an international team of astronomers are using this chance to test the capability of this technology to handle this type of semi apocalyptic event. Bill Gray an astronomy software developer told the journal that he would never want to go fishing underneath the diving bombs of space junks.

It is fortunate that the space junk is not that big and a great factor of the debris will most probably be disintegrated in space during entry and that is according to the European Space Agency. However, it might actually post an alarming threat in companies who have launched satellites in space since the collision is actually possible. This includes government funded satellites for weather and communication in the Earth orbit. Even the slightest particle of space junk can cause a real serious damage in the satellites since the rate of travel of these objects are very fast.

NASA and other space agencies are actually tracking the different space junks in the orbit for caution. Apparently, this time the assumed human made space junk WT has set its trajectory straight to Earth. Fortunately the expected damage from the falling debris is not that dangerous.

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