A space object is about to fall to the Earth next month.
Scientists however made it clear that there is nothing to be alarmed of. According to the European Space Agency’s Near Earth Object Coordination Center, the object is about 6.5 feet in diameter and it will pose little danger to anyone on Earth.
Astronomers said the space object, named as WT1190F, is not an alien life, but rather part of a man-made rocket.
ESA believed that the object is a spent rocket booster because the analysis of its movements showed it has low density and too light for a space rock, CNN reported.
The space debris was spotted early this month, but ESA realized it had been spotted before by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona in 2013.
Space experts predicted that a significant fraction of WT1190F, if not all of it, would be completely burn up in the atmosphere before it land about 100 km (62 miles) off the southern coast of Sri Lanka on November 13, at 2:20 a.m. ET.
Observers said the size of the object is not sufficient to cause any risk to the area, and added that the landing will be spectacular, since for a few seconds WT1190F will become bright in the sky.
Marco Micheli, an astronomer working at the NEOCC, said observing the trajectory of WT1190F over the past and next couple of weeks will allow scientists to better understand the re-entry of satellites and debris from the orbits.
“It provides an ideal opportunity to test our readiness for any possible future atmospheric entry events involving an asteroid, since the components of this scenario, from discovery to impact, are all very similar,” he added.
Meanwhile, a huge asteroid, dubbed as “the Great Pumpkin” and “Spooky” but technically named as TB145, is expected to pass Earth on Saturday at a distance of about 300,000 miles, the Guardian reported.
The Halloween asteroid, which was only discovered earlier this month, is estimated 1,300 ft wide or about 20 times bigger than the asteroid that entered the Earth and exploded in the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013.