posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 12:14 AM
reply to post by outerlimits
According to one of the comments at the linked article it is possibly/probably a satellite hydrazine tank. Hope it's empty as hydrazine is toxic I
thought. Failing that I say spaceballs.
I'm sure someone here will know for sure but I googled "satellite hydrazine tank" and it does seem to be a
more plausible possibility than half of what was printed in that joke of an article.
ETA "made by Alliant Techsystems of the USA" The commenter seems knowledgeable, I'm going with that explanation.
edit on 23/12/11 by
LightSpeedDriver because: ETA
Found a good pic of recovered ones. "Tanks, including those that held hydrazine fuel, recovered from shuttle Columbia"
edit on 23/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: Added pic