Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live1 min read

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of an old Apollo-era rocket will be hitting the Earth today.

The debris, dubbed WT1190F, or as the internet likes to refer to it, WTF, is expected to land in the Indian Ocean and not cause any damage. The object is estimated to be about 7-feet long and is likely a discarded piece of a rocket body, possibly from a NASA Apollo rocket from the 1960s and 70s. Other experts said they believe the object has been in orbit only for a decade or less.

It’s expected to make its crash landing about 11:49 a.m. local time, or between 12:15-1:15 p.m. CST. The large portions of the object will burn up in the atmosphere but the rest is expected to plunge into the ocean about 65 miles off the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan government has imposed a temporary no-fly zone and a fishing ban around the expected target area.

“Its mass is not sufficient to cause any risk to the area, but the show will still be spectacular, since for a few seconds the object will become quite bright in the midday sky,” the European Space Agency said in a news release.

The astronomers at Slooh are offering a live stream of the crash down. The stream will start Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. and you can watch it below.

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Sebastien Clarke
Sebastien Clarke

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