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Metal balls falling from space

  1. Jan 10, 2012 #1
    Any idea where these space balls came from? Its speculated that several such balls have dropped in southern Africa, Australia and Latin America in the past 20 years.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    You don't buy the http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/laboratories/composite/index.html [Broken] then? That what the others have turned out to be.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2012 #3

    micromass

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    Did you actually read that article?? They give a perfectly reasonable explanation of the balls.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 #4

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    The images from these two articles match very well.
     
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  6. Jan 10, 2012 #5

    Simon Bridge

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    I thought so.

    Since this is the skepticism forum I suppose someone should point out that the skeptical approach at this stage would need some special reason to suppose anything different.

    From the outset, the objects are clearly manmade, there are manmade objects in the sky, therefore it is not surprising to find manmade objects falling from the sky. Even without knowing about COPVs that should be enough to show there is no problem in the appearance of these objects. We would automatically suspect they were bits of something we put in the sky and look for likely candidates ... which has happened.

    The likelyhood we need to look any further is very small.
    The proper investigations are happening.

    The article isn't even particularly bad. In fact it's one of the better reports I've seen.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Okay, without my glasses I was reading this as "meat balls falling from space". :rofl: This isn't quite so bad.

    I've heard of a lot of strange reports, but meat balls would be a first.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 #7

    Curious3141

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    Better than me. I was thinking of Mel Brooks' movie. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 #8

    Evo

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    Thank you!!! That's what I keep reading!
     
  10. Jan 10, 2012 #9

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