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21 Mar, 2012 17:13

Unidentified space object falls from the sky (VIDEO)

A mysterious cylinder has fallen on a tiny village in Siberia, causing widespread speculation as to what it is.

Local journalists say it might be part of the Meridian satellite, which fell back to Earth after a failed launch last year, or a fragment of a ballistic missile. Tests show that the object is not radioactive, and it appears to be made of a titanium alloy. It weighs around 200 kilograms.The Russian Federal Space Agency has denied ownership of the cylinder.“The object is not a rocket or a spacecraft, but final conclusions can only be drawn once it is examined,” said an agency statement.Residents in the region are becoming used to unusual findings. Two years ago, a local found a similar metal object – though there was also a bear living in it.