A National Forensic Science Institute photo shows a giant metallic ball that is 14 inches wide and weighs 13 pounds that fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia. Baffled authorities contacted NASA and the European Space Agency Wednesday.
A strange metal ball dropped out of the sky and slammed into the remote grassland of northern Namibia recently, according to press reports.
The 14-inch-wide (35-centimeter) metallic sphere hit the ground about 480 miles (750 kilometers) north of Windhoek, the African country's capital. It left a crater 13 inches (33 cm) deep and 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) across, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported Thursday.
The metal "space ball" weighs 13 pounds (6 kilograms). It has a rough surface and appears to consist of two halves that were welded together, according to AFP.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE