Our planet is going to be hit by junk, literally. What scientists are calling “space garbage” is heading our way and the impact is rather uneventful. It is not as if an asteroid or a meteor is going to hit us. No danger is involved, no lives will be lost, just that scientists are pretty eager to see it drop out of the sky. Perhaps the most exciting news is the space junk’s name, which will probably make you giggle at the very least.
This space beast is called WT1190F. Yes, you can casually dodge the number and you will get a big WTF out of it. What is even funnier is that this name represents the object entirely: not too big, perhaps empty on the inside and it is going to hit the Indian Ocean, some 65 miles away from the south of Sri Lanka. The only thing that would be funnier than this pile of space junk is if it disturbed two whales while they were mating.
WT1190F has been deemed by astrologists as a piece of space debris, meaning that nobody saw it or knew anything about it until it was spotted casually falling down to Earth, putting an end to its rather uneventful and meaningless-lacking life. Its trajectory has also been calculated so that scientists knew for sure whether this thing is going to be dangerous for us mortals living on Earth.
There are some voices who are getting quite excited that this might be some part of a rocket built long ago by humans and that it might just turn out to be a historical space remnant. But this might only be part of the major plot to make it interesting, right? It’s not like the gear used for the Apollo mission would beat what we have today. Still, astrologists have their own toys, just like we do, so we might as well let them play.
The way we treat this matter is totally dependent on our beliefs. Our planet is going to be hit by junk, so we can either believe that this is a meaningless event, a great historical discovery or we might even think that this is an alien trap and that everyone on Earth is going to fall for it. Fun fact: some people think that aliens are out there and they are aware of our existence, but they are still looking for intelligent life.
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