A large metal ball that fell from space into the Namibian grasslands last month is not alien, officials say, but that's about all they know for certain about the object.
According to a report on The Namibian website, the 13-pound metal sphere with two bumps on its poles was found by a farmer near Onamatunga in the Omunsati region between November 15 and November 20. Explosions were heard in the area before the discovery, but no evidence of an explosion was seen around the area where the object was found.
Paul Ludik, director of the country's National Forensic Science Institute, told The Namibian the sphere, with a circumference of 3.6 feet, is made of a "sophisticated" metal alloy that is known to man, but he said it has no markings that would identify it. No international space agency has claimed ownership, he said.
“A number of tests have been performed on the object, and it appears to be hollow. We are still busy with a detailed examination of the object,” The Namibian quotes him as saying.
Ludik told The Namibian that the object poses no cause for alarm, and that such reports of metallic spheres falling from space are common in the Southern Hemisphere.
So should we expect a run on helmets at sporting goods stores south of the equator?
It's the space version of Whoville, with wee space Whos on the inside of the "speck." They landed in Africa looking for Horton. It's perfectly obvious...
Come on – give them some credit that's the las place tehy'd land...
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Maybe it's another Obama,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Maybe it's another Boehner .......
Maybe its your diseased Re=puke-lican brain! Durpa Durpa ding dong!
Dudes....seriously according to the laws of Ahkmeds Dispoable Razor – they most illogical truth is the truth (also the GOP motto) so its obvious its Kim Kardashians Diaphragm- duh
Nah. Kim would have chewed that sucker up and menstruated out nails.
Don't worry, it's just another errant cannonball from Mythbusters...
Superman come back!
What Church are you affiliated with?
It's not the RCC.
You, dear boy, are a troll trying to start a discussion about...?
Go away, Fr. Troll.
It is the Roman Catholic Church.
Allah has sent his son to earth to die for our sins. His name is Ballah. Start praying is his general direction or you will be beheaded.
"All-In-Snack-Bar" Is-lame is great!
Alien 1: "you're too clumsy"! Alien 2: "whups"!
It's a fuel vessel of some sort. Probably from a dead satellite. The two bumps are where the fittings used to be before they burned up upon re-entry into the atmosphere. That's my educated guess.
104 Litre Hydrazine Propellant Tank: Model OST 31/0. Google it. Credit goes not to me..someone already found it..
Keith, don't quit your day job. Your attempt at humor was beyond lame.
Pray all of you, this very night! The Internet can be used for the glory of God!
That's a spacecraft propellant tank. I'm amazed that it survived reentry, they have very thin walls and usually burn up on reentry.
Somebody's idea of anti-missile defense system skeet shooting.
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