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Huge space debris falling to earth on November 13, 2015 off Sri Lanka

The bright speck in the centre of the picture is the space junk (Metro)
Huge space debris is predicted to enter earth’s atmosphere at 6:20 UTC on 13 November into the Indian Ocean about 65 kilometres off the southern tip of Sri Lanka.

Officially designated WT1190F, the object was first spotted in February 2013 but it’s been lost a couple of times, only to be re-discovered earlier this month.

WT1190F was detected by the Catalina Sky Survey, a program aimed at discovering asteroids and comets that swing close to Earth, Nature mentioned.

According to NASA Orbital debris Program Office, Space debris, also known as orbital debris, space junk and space waste, are all man-made objects in orbit about the Earth which no longer serve a useful purpose. More than 21,000 orbital debris larger than 10 cm are known to exist.