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Voidhawk9

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Could be spacecraft debris. Old satellites burn up in the atmosphere all the time, and small pieces sometimes survive.
 

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The comment link to the story has people identifying it as an automobile airbag inflation canister.
OK was probably a car fire somewhere near - those things have a habit of taking off like a rocket when a car is burning
 

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Could be spacecraft debris. Old satellites burn up in the atmosphere all the time, and small pieces sometimes survive.
I'd expect to see some scorching. Also, I've never seen a satellite component with a large, painted label like that. Maybe the Russians do that, but.....

I'm guessing a gas canister of some sort, similar to those used to help open hatchback doors, only for something large and industrial.

Ron Wanttaja
 

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A few years ago a parachutist video-recoded a rock falling past him a little-after chute opening. The initial guestimate was a large meteorite-fall that coincided with his descent path. Months later a video specialist determined that the 'rock' was actually pretty small… and that it's trajectory/velocity suggested that it was probably released from the last area of his chute to open fully... IE it was a pebble caught-up in the packed chute canopy.

 
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