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jgreer
12-23-2011, 10:15 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45770560/ns/technology_and_science-space/

A strange metal ball dropped out of the sky and slammed into the remote grassland of northern Namibia recently, according to press reports. The 14-inch-wide (35-centimeter) metallic sphere hit the ground about 480 miles (750 kilometers) north of Windhoek, the African country's capital. It left a crater 13 inches (33 cm) deep and 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) across, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jsNmCG-1OfkofGh9URvt1h_V-_8g?docId=CNG.6851377f0c77d5cfe1c2a1e06c165a21.411 )Thursday.
The metal "space ball" weighs 13 pounds (6 kilograms). It has a rough surface and appears to consist of two halves that were welded together, according to AFP.
The mystery sphere was discovered in mid-November, but local authorities held off on announcing the find until they could perform (http://thepoliticalforums.com/#) a few tests. They determined it poses no danger to the public.

MMC
12-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Probably from a satellite. If not ET just put a mean slam dunk down on Africa. :tongue:

Conley
12-23-2011, 10:49 AM
Probably from a satellite. If not ET just put a mean slam dunk down on Africa. :tongue:

:laugh: Good point, I bet that's all it is. No alien life form here. :sad:

MMC
12-23-2011, 10:55 AM
:laugh: Good point, I bet that's all it is. No alien life form here. :sad:

Yeah, and I thought D would have caught the Reference to African Round Ball. :laugh:

Conley
12-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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Peter1469
12-23-2011, 07:08 PM
If you read the comments to the article (at least the version that I saw), someone claimed that they worked on the shuttle program and that these are from that. They float in the upper atmosphere for a while and far to earth.