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?
Astronomers at the prestigous Sarah Palin Galactic Obsevatory / Bait Shop have been able to identify this object as a battery operated adult toy belonging to none other than... yes, you guessed it... Sarah Palin.
Got to be the worst post ever......
I'm guessing "PalinTwit" is about 13 years old and starved for attention. This is not a political story please, please just go away.
that wasn't even close to amusing
Weird how that exact same sphere type object is eerily used as well in oil field equipment –
Looks exactly like a float that I use in my oil field tanks.
But I think saying its a mystery just cause its round and metal is awesome.
Did one of your oil field tanks blow up recently?
It's a hydrazine talk from a satellite: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2796/4451626178_1b93e78d0a_z.jpg?zz=1
Yep. Sure looks like it. Thanks.
Sure looks like it!
funny its taking the media forever to figure it out, a month already.... keep it a mystery and the people will flock to the story!!!
Need to be careful with it; hydrazine is deadly poisonous.
If this is a hydrazine tank, it could be quite dangerous. Hydrazine is highly toxic and unstable. A few years back, the US government shot down an old spy satellite for fear its hydrazine might get back into the atmosphere.
WOW . . . I agree, looks just like it, good job; would you call the USA Congress and help them too!
Stand by, people! This is the beginning of the space invaders. Soon, zombies will be taking over countries and regions. Be ready. lol
Zombies have already taken over the trailer parks. They're called "teabaggers".
Man I hope so. I still have my Y2K bunker stocked up and ready to ROLL!!!!!!
And I love how they deliberately point out that it, "is made of a "sophisticated" metal alloy that is known to man", lending a further air of 'alien' mystery.
Looks similar in size & shape to an old satellite from the 50's
I'll bet anything that there's a super-powered baby inside...
Missed Smallville by about 5000 miles.....
Silly people!!! It's one of the pods that repoublicans hatch from.
another stupid comment
Republicans AND Democrats since they both are under corporate control and have no backbone. Libertarians are the true humans.
Agreed.....perhaps we can send the Republicans and Democrats back to space in this thing?? It would make the world a better place
Who says it came from space? Anybody saw it falling? It must be a hoax or there is another explanation for it.
It's a thermal detonator! Oh no!
Ho ho ho. Un fuma don sona mon Solo. Ho ho ho
Mythbusters is at it again
- Bladder Tank BT 01/0
Maximum Expected Operating
Tank Net Volume
Hydrazine (N2 H4 )
Interface Fixation 5 Fixation Holes ø 8H7
Tank Mass < 8.5 kg
(exclusive Support Structure)
– Pressure Vessel:
– Gas and Propellant Ports:
Hemispheres 3.7164.1 (SPF)
Project Involvements Ariane 5 SCA, ARD
Max. Propellant Volume 39 L
Pressurant Gas Helium (He) or Nitrogene (N2)
Proof Pressure (1.5 x MEOP) 39 bar
Burst Pressure (2.0 x MEOP) 52 bar
Size Diameter: 480 mm
just my guess.
Adamantium. Saw it in a movie.
So, The MythBusters don't happen to be in town by chance?
It is a double sided breast
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