The space ball that fell in Namibia, has puzzled experts


A large metal ball fell from the sky on remote farmland in the northern part of Namibia, and became a puzzle to many local experts. So they decided to seek help from the staff of NASA and the European Space Agency.

The hollow ball with a circumference of 1.1 meters was found near a small village located close to the north African country, 750 kilometers from the capital Windhoek, according to the information police spokesman Paul Luedicke (Paul Ludik). According to him, residents heard several small explosions a few days before the fall of spherical objects.

The ball has a diameter of 35 centimeters and a rough textured surface, appears to consist of "two welded parts, tightly fitted to each other." The ball is made of a "metal alloy known to man" and weighs about six pounds, as reported Luedicke.

The mysterious spherical object was detected at a distance of 18 meters from its starting point fall in the hole, the depth of which was 33 cm, width - 3.8 meters.

Several such balls have been found in southern Africa, Australia and Latin America in the past twenty years, as reported by experts, referring to information found on the Internet.

About the mysterious discovery became known in mid-November, but the authorities kept the incident a secret, to first conduct the necessary investigation before the fall declare open space world. The detection time is so completely refutes rumors about the relationship of this case to the accident, which occurred on board the Russian interplanetary station "Phobos-Grunt".

Chief Inspector of Police Vilho Hifindaka (Vilho Hifindaka) announced that the spherical shape of the object poses no threat to the public. "This is not an explosive device, but rather hollow object, but we must first examine it in detail," - he said.

Original: Physorg

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