Space Ball

Submitted by: C_Frost 5 years ago in Weird
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077708/Metallic-spaceball-Metal-sphere-fell-Earth-sparks-alien-speculation.html

Mystery ball falls from space, speculation ensues.
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Male 303
lol.
"clearly, it is the iron giants left nut."
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Male 650
the only good thing in Namibia are the waves. Nothing else...
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Male 809
Old post is old.
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Male 25,416
lolz alien Nyan
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Male 621
"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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Male 135
why did space core have to end up there?
just when they were a family again.
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Male 39,955

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




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

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Male 10,855
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Male 1,540
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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Male 2,422
God`s anal beads broke.
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Male 553
dratin` space and poo.
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Female 23
Surely it is man made and unlike those two silver objects from Kazakhstan
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Male 1,404
Propellant Management Device (PMD)
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Male 392
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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Male 2,221
There`s my ball...whew,thought I lost it.
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Male 17,511
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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Male 39,955
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Male 115
open it up, what if it is a time capsule?
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Male 3,649




Anyone?
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Male 10,440
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.

[quote] Its The Sphere from that one book...Sphere [/quote]
I liked that book. Hated the ending.
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Male 1,920
"only going about 1/4 that fast."

Pretty sure Space Balls travel at ludicrous speed.
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Male 126
Don`t lie you guys, it`s a cannon ball from a space pirate ship
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Male 934
It`s a satellite part. Amazing?
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Male 15,832
[quote]hat i dont get is when a meteor crashes it gets smashed into tiny bits but this thing is intact.[/quote]
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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Male 15,832
Read the comments under the article. It`s a hydrazine fuel tank from a satellite.

BTW, this article was published over 3 weeks ago.
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Male 646
Its impact crater was only 12 inches deep? Was that a typo?
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Female 3,562
Jops, plenty of meteorites survive the crash. They have museums full of them.
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Male 689
what i dont get is when a meteor crashes it gets smashed into tiny bits but this thing is intact.
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Female 3,562
It`s space junk from a satellite or shuttle. Mystery solved.
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Male 312
@CCMA you can take my comment as an answer to your question also
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Male 75
Its The Sphere from that one book...Sphere
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Male 312
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Female 311
Why do pieces of satellites seem to always land in Africa?
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Male 148
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