Astronomers have spotted a man made object, of unknown make, descending toward the earth. The object will begin to burning up in the atmosphere above India in a week.
The object is about three foot by three foot, and could be any number of things. Rocket staging, paneling, parts from the Apollo missions , a Chinese lunar probe, or if we’re lucky a piece of a rocket engine. Most of these will not survive reentry, though a particularly dense engine might make it to the ocean before burning up.
If anything, this is a reminder just how much stuff is floating around right above the atmosphere. And that’s the stuff we know about.