The sky is falling, the sky is falling…really
Mr Stirton scratched his head in wonder as he stared at the mangled ball of metal. No one in their senses would drive hundreds of miles across the desert just to dump it in the middle of nowhere. So it must have come from above.
But what was it and how had it got there?
Mr Stirton asked aeronautical experts in Australia and the U.S. But no one could give him a clear-cut answer. So he loaded the object onto his truck and drove it to Charleville, 100 miles from his 120,000-acre property in Queensland. In Charleville it was examined by Mark Rigby, a curator from the Brisbane Planetarium.He declared he had no doubt what it was – a helium or nitrogen tank from a rocket used to blast a U.S. solar satellite into space. Mr Stirton came across the object last November.
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