A mysterious space object will crash on earth tomorrow, the National Space Agency announced. The massive object, known as WT1190F is expected to land around 62 miles (100 kilometers) off the coast of Sri Lanka into the Indian Ocean, according to NASA.
Scientists are still baffled as to what precisely the object is, but the European Space Agency believes it might be a chunk of a rocket’s body.
NASA has been tracking the object ever since it was spotted heading towards earth in 2013. Robotic telescopes have been used to estimate where and when the space trash will hit.
1n 2013, a ‘small’ meteorite exploded over the skies above Russia. The blast, equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, shattered windows, damaged more than 3,000 building and injured over 1,000 people. The frightening event was captured in the video below:
Officials said “the object doesn’t pose a threat,” but just to be sure they have imposed no-fly zones and fishing bans near the point of re-entry.