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What is this

  1. Jul 17, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    http://www.robotics.com/orb/

    Any one have an idea?
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2006 #2

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    Piece of Columbia.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2006 #3

    wolram

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    Columbia was 2003, this was found 2002.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2006 #4

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    'Nother beautiful theory destroyed by ugly facts.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2006 #5

    wolram

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    As it is double skined i though some kind of pressure is involved, may be an under water experiment.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2006 #6

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    the thing from the trash in the lab used as a frisbee during a spring picnic by a bunch of Chemistry majors from Angelo State University
     
  8. Jul 17, 2006 #7

    wolram

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    Some of the links on that site are iffy, may be it is an appolo fuel tank.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2006 #8

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    Been enough military aircraft busted up in the Colorado's drainage area --- and not all the bits and pieces get picked up. 'Bout the right size for pilot/aircrew oxygen supply, double-walled for cryogenic purposes, 7052 is Ti alloy, so fairly recent (last 30-40 a) --- .
     
  10. Jul 17, 2006 #9
    It looks like garbage to me.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2006 #10

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    Very good Cyrus, now we all know that things had a use (before) they became garbage, or before you bought them, can you ascribe a possible use for the object in the pictures? :smile:
     
  12. Jul 18, 2006 #11

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    For shame. FOR SHAME.

    In the X-rays, you can see the fittings and tubing. I like the guess of an O2 canister. Although I never realized that they were spherical. I'm going to ask some of the techs here who have worked on O2 systems to see if this looks familiar.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2006 #12

    J77

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    No idea what it could be, but it looks very nice :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jul 18, 2006 #13

    Danger

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    I don't suppose that anyone has reported a 'suitcase nuke' missing? :biggrin:
     
  15. Jul 18, 2006 #14
    :uhh: :uhh: :uhh:

    It is a part of an alien shape craft of course </sarcasm>
     
  16. Jul 18, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    For sure i think it is Canadian.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2006 #16

    FredGarvin

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    Nope. No beer tap visible.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2006 #17

    Danger

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    Too right; and we never use 4-digit numbers for anything.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2006 #18

    Kurdt

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    Could be the prototype for the widget.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2006 #19

    wolram

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    :confused:
     
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