WTF UFO: Unknown Space Object Dubbed WT1190F On Collision Course With Earth

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Oct. 26 2015, Updated 12:19 p.m. ET

A mysterious piece of UFO space debris dubbed WT1190F is on collision course with planet Earth. The UFO is expected to crash into Earth’s atmosphere next month.

Although experts have calculated that WT1190F will crash into the Indian Ocean on November 13, they do not know what it is, but they claim that the letters in its name which form the familiar acronym “WTF” are only a coincidence.

Yet, it is an exceptionally apt designation for a mysterious object on collision course with Earth.

Experts calculate that WT1190F, measuring about one to two meters in length, will land in the Indian Ocean, about 40 miles (65km) off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, at about 6:20 UTC on November 13, Nature writes.

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Based on its size and properties, astronomers conjecture that WT1190F could be a piece of a recent lunar mission or any of the early missions, such as the 1970s Apollo program missions.

While researchers do not expect the impact of the UFO, only about two meters across, to cause any damage or pose risk to anyone, Gerhard Drolshagen, with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) near-Earth objects office in Noordwijk, Netherlands, said ESA astronomers are observing its trajectory very closely because it offers scientists a rare opportunity to study the approach of a space object whose trajectory has been accurately calculated and point of impact with Earth predicted.

Specifically, it gives scientists the opportunity to test-run contingency plans put in place in the event that a potentially dangerous space rock, such as an asteroid, appears suddenly.


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