Try not to panic, but there’s a fresh grape tomato orbiting the Earth. The good news, is that it doesn’t appear to be part of large globular alien race, or some weird government experiment involving farming in space.
No, the tomato traveling at 4.791 miles per second around the Earth will most likely end up in astronaut Koichi Wakata‘s salad. Wakata is aboard the International Space Station, and as he puts it, “One fresh tomato for dinner makes us happy in space. It came up with us on Soyuz TMA-11M two weeks ago.”
And if not, I for one welcome our new tomato overlords.