Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 25, 2015

Space Junk On Collision Course With Earth

A piece of space junk designated WT1190F will be hitting the Indian Ocean next month. Maybe it’s the Blob.

WT1190F travels a highly elliptical orbit, swinging out twice as far as the Earth-Moon distance, Gray says. Gray’s calculations show that it will hit the Earth at 6:20 UTC, falling about 65 kilometres off the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Much if not all of it will burn up in the atmosphere, but "I would not necessarily want to be going fishing directly underneath it," Gray says.

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