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A Mysterious Object Fell On Navajo Nation

A mysterious object fell from the sky and landed in remote Dennehotso, a community in the reservation area of Arizona. People near the crash site were able to capture photos and videos of the unidentified object. The object appears to have four large solar panels and has an orange-colored parachute. But what could it be? USA Today has more details: 

The Navajo Police Department confirmed officers responded to the area after receiving reports about an object that fell from the sky, said department spokesperson Christina Tsosie.
Tsosie described the object as a satellite, which crash-landed. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, she said.
The cause of the crash was unknown and the "satellite material" was released to employees from a company called Polar Field Services, she said.
Company officials did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. According to the company website, the Colorado-based firm specializes in providing logistics and support for expeditions to locations in extreme climates.
That object turned out to be a high-altitude weather balloon. Polar Field uses similar balloons in its operations.
The balloon that crashed in Michigan had been launched by Samsung as part of a "SpaceSelfie" ad campaign and crashed because of unexpected weather conditions, according to news reports at the time.

Image via USA Today 


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Geez that USAToday article has a terrible name "Was it from space? Or is there a more earthly explanation?". To answer their question: "if yes it came from space then it's still an Earthly explanation because it's clearly human. Even if aliens exist they are fairly unlikely to have visited us - largescale conspiracies need too many people being inhumanly good at keeping secrets and toeing the company line - and almost definitely wouldn't use human tech like solar panels and balloons". Also they failed to capitalise "Earth". So do they mean soil based? I guess the materials would have been mined...
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