A piece of space junk that has been given the apt name of ‘WTF’ is heading straight for Earth – and will crash into us in less than a month.

No one seems to know exactly what the flying object actually is – hence the name – but they are in no doubt we are in its path.

All anyone is sure off is that it is about two metres wide and could be hollow inside – meaning it might be man-made.

But how would a man-made object be hurtling in space and on a collision course with the planet where it originated?

Earlier this month, an object called WT1190F​ was spotted on a trajectory that will bring it right to Earth. It came here from far beyond the moon, and its hollow nature and cylindrical shape suggest that it’s human-made and not an asteroid or meteorite. It won’t cause any major problems on the ground, but there’s still something troubling: Astronomers don’t know what the heck it is, or why it’s only now coming up on their radar.

Its trajectory is pretty easily understood. It’s headed for an area of space over the Indian Ocean, where it will re-enter the atmosphere at 2:20 p.m. EDT on November 14 (CORRECTION LINK BELOW). ITS NOW THE 13TH, Most of it will burn up, according to Nature, but any leftover debris will make sea-fall about 40 miles off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Original article shows the date of the 13th not the 14th. Keep in mind the time zone difference around the globe when this happens.