Some space debris speedily moved towards the earth and sank into the Indian Ocean. It remains a mystery what it consisted of.
A very enigmatic piece of space flotsam and jetsam was seen quickly making its way towards earth about 30 days ago. Today it broke the surface of the Indian Ocean with a great big splash. It has been given the epithet of WT1190F. This debris landed off the coast of Sri Lanka this morning. It raised the levels of excitement among space geeks and freaks everywhere.
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NASA has been monitoring this strange object since some time. It was noticed for the first time in the vicinity of our planet on October 3rd. And its movement and trajectory were also being tracked so everyone at NASA knew where and when it would hit the earth.
A spokeswoman told ABC News that it was not a threat to begin with since it did not have much mass. It was a relatively small object that could not do any damage whatsoever. Its final destination was 50 miles off the coast of Sri Lanka and the time of the landing was 1:15 AM. It is still rather odd that the exact nature of the object remains unknown.
Some say it is an object from a man-made probe with a low-density. That is indeed a possibility. The UFO of sorts resembled a panel more than a spherical object. Its dimensions are such that it is 6 feet to 3 feet in length.
The ESA has labeled it as definitely an artificial object rather than a piece or fragment from some planet. The object might have belonged to a rocket that NASA sent to the moon once upon a time. We are still searching for clues and no one can say with surety what it is until it is retrieved from the Indian Ocean.
Way back in 2009, the weird object of interest was spotted by a telescope. But the determination of what exactly it is remains a work in progress. There have been so many missions to the moon and beyond that even to begin to list them is a formidable task in itself.
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This space debris must have come from a part knocked out of one of those missions. The weather in Sri Lanka was one of rainfall. And so a crew ventured forth and took a classic picture of the oddball object. As it flashed, this stuff from space took a dip into the Indian Ocean this morning.