Space Junk Helped NASA Practice For Asteroids
The space junk NASA discovered in October safely entered Earth's atmosphere Friday.By Samantha Crook | November 14, 2015
That piece of space trash that was headed to Earth safely re-entered the atmosphere Friday.
In October, NASA detected and named the space junk WT1190F. Yep, NASA has a sense of humor, folks. It's "most likely man-made space debris" from a previous mission.
Turns out orbital debris is actually a thing. As NASA points out, humans have been sending stuff to space for over 50 years, and most of that stuff falls back to Earth.