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Date: 01/14/12 06:04 PM

35 Responses to Space Ball

  1. Profile photo of C_Frost
    C_Frost Male 30-39
    130 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    Link: Space Ball - Mystery ball falls from space, speculation ensues.
  2. Profile photo of CCMA_19
    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
    311 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    Why do pieces of satellites seem to always land in Africa?
  3. Profile photo of BritInvasion
    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm
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    darkworld605 Male 13-17
    75 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Its The Sphere from that one book...Sphere
  5. Profile photo of BritInvasion
    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    @CCMA you can take my comment as an answer to your question also
  6. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    It`s space junk from a satellite or shuttle. Mystery solved.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
    689 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    what i dont get is when a meteor crashes it gets smashed into tiny bits but this thing is intact.
  8. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Jops, plenty of meteorites survive the crash. They have museums full of them.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    Its impact crater was only 12 inches deep? Was that a typo?
  10. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    Read the comments under the article. It`s a hydrazine fuel tank from a satellite.

    BTW, this article was published over 3 weeks ago.
  11. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    hat i dont get is when a meteor crashes it gets smashed into tiny bits but this thing is intact.
    The simple answer is that meteors are going MUCH faster -- on the order of 60,000 MPH. A piece of a satellite going not quite fast enough to stay in orbit is only going about 1/4 that fast. Also, that fuel tank is a smooth sphere, and it entered Earth`s atmosphere at a very shallow angle. Meteors tend to be rough and odd shaped, and they hit at a much steeper angle. Also, the fuel tank is hollow; it would probably float in water. A meteor is solid rock or iron.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    It`s a satellite part. Amazing?
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    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
    126 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    Don`t lie you guys, it`s a cannon ball from a space pirate ship
  14. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    "only going about 1/4 that fast."

    Pretty sure Space Balls travel at ludicrous speed.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    If extraterrestrial life does exist, it will most likely think twice about contacting us, for our media would most assuredly cause a mass panic. If this stupid event involving some piece of junk is worthy of news, I hate to think what first contact would do to us. ... we`re clearly not ready.

    Its The Sphere from that one book...Sphere
    I liked that book. Hated the ending.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3291 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm




    Anyone?
  17. Profile photo of TkA
    TkA Male 30-39
    115 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    open it up, what if it is a time capsule?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    I`m pretty sure that`s a hydrazine storage tank.

    Hydrazine is used to produce thrust for satellites, it`s rather toxic and explosive, not something to be messed with.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    There`s my ball...whew,thought I lost it.
  21. Profile photo of Bremir
    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    January 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    I don`t see how this is a mystery.

    Surely, if it is something man made and put up into space, they have some record of parts used in whatever it was they put up there, or if it is something from recent times they recognize the part.

    You`re not telling me they`ve looked at this and gone "we have no idea!".
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    Propellant Management Device (PMD)
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    saan Female 30-39
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    January 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Surely it is man made and unlike those two silver objects from Kazakhstan
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 12:03 am
    dratin` space and poo.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 12:03 am
    God`s anal beads broke.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 12:34 am
    Surely not a piece of any of the 4,000 man-made satellites orbiting the earth. Definitely proof of extraterrestrials.

    God I hope somebody made that part up.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2012 at 3:37 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 15, 2012 at 6:37 am

    OMG! It`s happening all over the globe!!!!




    It must be an attack from .... NYAN ALIEN!

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    Karat Male 18-29
    135 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 7:07 am
    why did space core have to end up there?
    just when they were a family again.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 9:56 am
    "It is a mysterious ball that looks like a prop from a science fiction film - and nobody can explain where it came from."

    Translation: "It`s a boring looking dirty metallic sphere with nipples - and a few people can explain where it came from."

    I hate it when reporters try to spice up a story by getting opinions from ignoramuses. Do I really need to know that some smartass claimed "it could be an escaped particle from the Large Hadron Collider"?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 11:09 am
    lolz alien Nyan
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    PtblDuffy Male 18-29
    163 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    I`d give this a resounding... interesting.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
    809 posts
    January 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Old post is old.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    January 16, 2012 at 2:49 am
    the only good thing in Namibia are the waves. Nothing else...
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    January 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    lol.
    "clearly, it is the iron giants left nut."

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