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FReeper Aerospace Experts, Look What Fell out of the Sky!
local citizen | 3/22/11 | kitchen

Posted on 03/22/2011 8:53:01 PM PDT by kitchen

This artifact was found on March 21, 2011, about 2 PM, in NW Colorado.

It was reported that it was still warm when found.



TOPICS: Astronomy; Local News; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aerospace; nasa; rockets; russian; space
Two more photos, here with part of a person to get an idea of the size:

Note the characters visable in this view:

Some additional information:

... a few guys at NASA ... think it was from a Russian rocket that was sent up last weekend and that this may be a pressure tank that is attached to the fuel tank. NASA said they thought it was going down in/above L.A. ????? (Only a thousand miles off, give or take.)

The finder ... may get to keep it if Russia does not want it back, one of the guys at NASA stated we have a treaty with Russia, we return theirs and they return ours.

Anyone have anything constructive to offer in explanation?

1 posted on 03/22/2011 8:53:05 PM PDT by kitchen
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To: kitchen

It’s a drop tank from the shuttlecraft of the USS Enterprise. Obviously, Kirk was hot-dogging again.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 8:57:55 PM PDT by Ronin (Proudly posting from Tokyo for neigh on 13 years!)
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To: kitchen

The numbers on the sphere appear to be russian style.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 8:57:55 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kitchen

Ask Sammy Hagar.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 8:58:54 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: kitchen

A giant steel ball?

Must be one of Chuck Norris’!


5 posted on 03/22/2011 9:02:02 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: kitchen

Looks like you could use it for brewing high-strength wort...


6 posted on 03/22/2011 9:03:48 PM PDT by One Name
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To: kitchen

That was probably the sweage tank from ISS... heh


7 posted on 03/22/2011 9:04:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: kitchen

Space Still...


8 posted on 03/22/2011 9:05:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I remember a coast guardsman who salvaged a round tank from shuttle Challenger disaster while on duty. He said it was a round, seamless tank. They never gave him any expltanaion, yet they placed a letterer in his medical records. Be careful. Nasty chemicals in liquid propelled rockets.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 9:05:40 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: kitchen

The old joke in Seattle used to be, don’t worry about Russia targeting us. If they did, what-ever-it-is would likely come down in Podunk, Idaho.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 9:07:45 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: kitchen

11 posted on 03/22/2011 9:08:23 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: kitchen

A few ideas...

It dented when it hit, that means its thin

It’s got an attachment point on one end, like for a pipe or a threaded rod

Its spherical

Ok, here’s my conclusion. It’s a float. Like in the back of your toilet, a ball on a rod. except this one is much bigger. A very large fuel tank float. I have no idea what it would be doing in an airplane. I wouldn’t think a plane would use an old fashioned float ball to determine fuel level. cars do but cars don’t roll and dive.


12 posted on 03/22/2011 9:08:41 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Thanks. I’ll pass that on to the finder and the deputy that loaded it into his truck.


13 posted on 03/22/2011 9:08:43 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: kitchen

It is obviously a pod. It is going to crack open, replicate his body, and replace him with a Pod Person. He will be the first of the Pod People. We have to warn humanity.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 9:11:05 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: kitchen

Forgot to ask: How far was this from Dinosaur?


15 posted on 03/22/2011 9:12:31 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: kitchen
The finder ... may get to keep it if Russia does not want it back

pardon f'''cking me? Come and get it.

16 posted on 03/22/2011 9:12:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: kitchen
It's your basic 1C771 model sludgificator and is part of the holding tank system on many common alien intergalactic RVs. This apparently is the only planet where they are allowed to empty them. The aliens were scheduled to drop by and pick up Obama in 2012. Little early, I reckon.

However, with all the makeup our Magic Marxist Mulatto wears to cover those weird head and jaw scars, there may have been some transmission difficulties from his scull-mounted commo units.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this sort of thing. And never remove your foil cap, OK?

17 posted on 03/22/2011 9:14:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: kitchen

18 posted on 03/22/2011 9:16:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: La Lydia

From the town, about 50-75 miles.


19 posted on 03/22/2011 9:19:04 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: Ronin

It is his birthday today.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 9:20:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: kitchen

Could be the clean copper clapper from a closet that kleptomaniac Claude Cooper from Cleveland copped.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 9:21:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“The finder ... may get to keep it if Russia does not want it back

pardon f’’’cking me? Come and get it.”

No its true. There’s actually a treaty between us and the Russians (and Kazakstan) that if stuff comes down you have to given it back. When we launch out of Baikonur the Russians supply big choppers and crew for disaster recovery if necessary.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 9:22:08 PM PDT by happyathome
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To: kitchen
Photobucket
23 posted on 03/22/2011 9:23:46 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Dumpster Baby

why hell, it’s obviously a Mullet Snacktable!


24 posted on 03/22/2011 9:26:20 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: happyathome

Whatever. Possession is 9/10 of the law.


25 posted on 03/22/2011 9:26:44 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Ronin

Honey, they found my left nut I blowed off in the outhouse when I lite up my smoke.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 9:28:49 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: kitchen

Do you hear any sounds if you put your ear next to it? Ticking, purring, or burbling sounds?


27 posted on 03/22/2011 9:29:10 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 23 Everest

Get me another beer.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 9:30:15 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: kitchen

Why no link to source?


29 posted on 03/22/2011 9:31:32 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: bigbob

Photos and info came in an email from a friend. Good enough?


30 posted on 03/22/2011 9:34:36 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: Kirkwood

The one Pete the Proseltyzing Plumber from Peoria Prepared for Peggy’s Perusal of Paul while Performing Particular Personal Protocols?


31 posted on 03/22/2011 9:34:39 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: kitchen

OK, just wondering where in NW Colo?


32 posted on 03/22/2011 9:37:55 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: bigbob
North central Moffat County.
33 posted on 03/22/2011 9:48:03 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: kitchen
Does look like an older pressurant tank, being metal with the lovely aerospace weld. Most pressurant tanks now are composite overwrapped.

Another possibility is hydrazine fuel tank for ACS thrusters, used on Briz M upper stage, also Briz KM - like the one that dumped GEO-IK-2-11 into a bad orbit on 1 Feb.

In which case, not a good idea to open it. Nasty stuff...

34 posted on 03/22/2011 10:00:36 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Kirkwood

Best reply of the thread.


35 posted on 03/22/2011 10:04:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kitchen
If it starts glowing green, look out...it's the Loc Nar!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

36 posted on 03/22/2011 10:06:16 PM PDT by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Regulator
I'll pass on the warning about hydrazine.

From a couple other photos, there appears to be a pipe stub broken off, and a pipe plug opposite.

Another person reported seeing a meteor breaking up the previous night, maybe there are other parts yet to be found.

37 posted on 03/22/2011 10:28:40 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: kitchen
NASA stated we have a treaty with Russia, we return theirs and they return ours

My treaty says finders keepers.

38 posted on 03/22/2011 10:35:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kitchen

First photo looks like my white pumpkin that I finally threw out the other day. I knew my arm was strong, but not that strong.

On second look, it is probably a toilet float ball from one helluva large toilet. Don’t want to see who used one that size.


39 posted on 03/22/2011 11:05:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kirkwood

WINNER!

40 posted on 03/22/2011 11:18:47 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: kitchen
If the outer shell starts to crack open, do not touch it; get out of the state.


41 posted on 03/22/2011 11:28:30 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Dumpster Baby

This is EXACTLY what I thought of, lol. Great job!


42 posted on 03/23/2011 12:08:43 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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A.M. bump
43 posted on 03/23/2011 6:56:53 AM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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To: kitchen

Accumalator?
Fire Bottle?
Potable water tank?


44 posted on 03/23/2011 7:59:41 AM PDT by deadsteve (best guess)
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To: kitchen

Looks like those NASA guys are right — the pressure tank.

Older model:

http://fernlea.tripod.com/tank.html

Diagram:

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Liquid-Propellant+Rocket+Engine

Nice timeline:

http://www.braeunig.us/space/timeline.htm

Russian designs with German post-war contribs:

http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/mwade/lvfam/earsiles.htm


45 posted on 04/04/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks. I'll pass the links on.
46 posted on 04/04/2011 10:26:23 PM PDT by kitchen (Over-gunned is better than the alternative. - E. Keith)
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