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 typical Russian compressed-gas tanks, containing nitrogen or sometimes helium. They contain about 300 atmospheres of pressure and are made from layers of metal fiber.
It must have been a lot of time adrift or something. It doesnt seem to sport any plug to use the storage.
Clarkson, the two bumps on the sphere look like connections that melted on reentry.
It's obviously the "nyborg" ship from 'Heavy Metal'
Dude. Good nyborg, man.
It's either a Dyson Sphere or a Bucky Ball. Or maybe it was the ball I threw at Becky Csea back in 2nd grade during gym.
Its a alien lunch truck,if you crack it open its full of klingon meat, queso,and freoles
it's mythbuster guys
Thats a big ball god must be gifted
Its a bird, its plane , its asuper ball!
It could be a ball full of miniature bin ladens with robes
It's a NASA pressure vessel, here's an article on how they are made: http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/747
It's the orb from woody allen's sleeper....http://franzpatrick.com/2011/07/02/sleeper/
or it's a NambiPandi....
Międzygwiezdna sraka !
this must a sphere which contain ben 10 watch and some boy like ben is going to be alien type ... lol :)
Do not taunt happy fun ball
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