‘Mysterious space object’ set to crash near Lanka on Nov. 13
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Melbourne, Oct. 28 : Scientists have revealed that a mysterious object is expected to hit the Earth on November 13 on Friday.
Calling it ‘WT1190F,’ the mysterious object has been calculated to enter the Earth’s atmosphere above the Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka and is estimated to be1-2 metres long, News.com.au reports.
According to scientists, it could be debris from a spent rocket or panelling from a recent Moon mission or it could be left over from the Apollo Moon missions.
Astronomy software developer, Bill Gray, said that they were able to identify the object after unearthing 2012 and 2013 sightings from telescope archives.
Gray has calculated that ‘WT1190F’ will hit the ocean about 65km off the southern tip of Sri Lanka. (ANI)