A team of experts was able to accurately predict the time and place where a piece of space junk, known as WT1190F, will slam into Earth, next Friday, November 13th.
Although its origin is still unknown, the mysterious WT1190F fragment caused a great expectation around the scientific world, which considers him one of the few special objects whose impact can be predicted accurately.
Calculations developed by Bill Gray, programmer and developer’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Propulsion Laboratory Jet in translation), NASA in Pasadena, California, estimate that the WT1190F collide against our planet next Friday (Nov. 13) , at 6:20 GTM, 65 kilometers south of Sri Lanka.
The piece of space junk has been monitored since 2012, which allowed them to be established its elliptical orbital path and its size, around 2 meters. “A missing piece of space history came back to haunt us,” said Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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