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Mystery as three huge steel spheres fall from sky leaving thousands terrified

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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 06:28 AM
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Titanium alloy. Melting point somewhere about 1700°C.

Also a first stage of a rocket separates maybe at about 80 km and Mach 10 (it depends on the mission of course). So it is not that extreme as orbital reentry.

I think they've been cases where even carbon fiber wrapped tanks came down intact.




posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Crikey - I'm sure some of the Christmas puddings I was offered last would have survived. And they're spherical! lol



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: onehuman

hydrazine or other fuel ball. i wouldn't be going near one at all. if it had some kind of hydrazine in it you would be having a very bad day unless you had a hydrazine space suite



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: tadaman
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What the hell are they made out of! How are they not pancakes?

Wow. Even if man made, thats impressive.



Hydrazine fuel tanks made from high-quality Titanium. Designed to withstand high internal pressure and external vacuum, extreme cold and extreme heat, radiation.

There is a perforated stand pipe inside that goes from end to end. Internally the fuel is kept inside a bladder surrounding this stand pipe and pressurised gas is between the fuel tank and bladder. So each fuel tank is like a giant titanium football.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: stormcell

people wonder why we ha to take out that sat with simi full tanks with a SM-3. other than being a cool trick it could have done alot of damage



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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It is not hydrazine! It is Rogaine!!

Growing hair is space is easier, which is why they look like metal spheres (all the hair burnt up during re-entry). In low earth orbit, hair grows abundantly fast. Add some Rogaine to the picture... well, I'm sure xkcd will have a graphic showing how it all works!

The certainly informed me of "fruit colliders" the other day!!




posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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They are worth a lot of money because of the titanium, so even if it lands on your property you don't get to keep them.




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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I've seen some fruitcakes that could be used as heat shields.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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Thors testicles.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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Here is another report on "metal spheres" on ATS: "5 UFO's crashland in China, entire area locked down by military with pics", which was sorted out to titanium fuel tanks by none other than Jim Oberg (post).

I also handed out a star to Phage for correctly pointing out that were not "flying" objects but "falling" objects!

Pretty nice trip down memory lane! I thought there was one report of metal spheres associated with a "floating city" (Africa, IIRC), but only found the China and Dubai threads on "floating cities" (another fun trip as well).



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

I thought it would be titanium. I want one.



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