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Offline mackbig

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Big Balls....
« on: December 23, 2011, 07:03:24 AM »

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Re: Big Balls....
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 08:44:44 AM »
....well one big ball, that fell from space.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/22/mysterious-metal-ball-from-space-falls-in-namibia/?hpt=hp_c2

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Not that I would ever say something like "CNN should stop even pretending to employ journalists", but it's clearly a Soyuz helium tank:  http://fernlea.tripod.com/tank.html  Look at pictures near the bottom, in particular.


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Re: Big Balls....
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 02:40:43 PM »
Not that I would ever say something like "CNN should stop even pretending to employ journalists", but it's clearly a Soyuz helium tank:  http://fernlea.tripod.com/tank.html  Look at pictures near the bottom, in particular.

Could be, but NASA and the ESA use similar vessels as well.
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