WTF Will Hit Earth on Friday the 13th This November
Throughout history, NASA and other organizations have left junk behind in space. This junk could consist of silverware and actual trash to whole pieces of old rockets. Now, that release of space junk is coming back to haunt us. Ironically it will haunt us on Friday the 13th!
According to an article on Nature.com,
Scientists have worked out that WT1190F will plunge to Earth from above the Indian Ocean on 13 November, making it one of the very few space objects whose impact can be accurately predicted. More unusual still, WT1190F was a 'lost' piece of space debris orbiting far beyond the Moon, ignored and unidentified, before being glimpsed by a telescope in early October.
It is also ironic this piece of "space junk" is called 'WTF.' In a New York Post article it is said to be an old rocket body and will be a special treat for scientists.