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  • posted: November 05 @ 10:27am
JustieJust bid me to take photos with random space artifacts in my office and have people guess what they are. So, I decided I'd do it. What do you think I have in my hands here, folks?

Comments

pcain says:
your obviously not a golfer
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:29am -
gfmorris says:
Nice marmot.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:29am -
Zach says:
martian bowling ball.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:29am -
benfrank says:
you're holding one of your balls!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:30am -
benfrank says:
space balls?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:30am -
KnoxAndy says:
I don't know what it is, but it probably cost 2 years of my salary to make it.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:30am -
Moses Marion says:
a blackhead saved from eighth grade
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:30am -
wiseacre says:
A space meatball?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:32am -
OhMyGoshman says:
You can bowl in space?!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:32am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
black hole? asteroid model?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:34am -
tedford says:
i'm guessing death ray for everything
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:34am -
NoahRienks says:
that is obviously the Death Star.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:35am -
mattyc says:
A space bowling ball.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:35am -
wiseacre says:
A particle accelerator for anal insertion into blue whales
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:37am -
gfmorris says:
I knew this was going to be a fun series. :chuckle:
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:37am -
Scrivener says:
It's a speed bag for astronauts to keep in shape on the moon.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:37am -
Eli says:
Some sort of weight, for training or experiments in zero gravity??
PS. I want to come down for a launch!!!!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:38am -
Pip says:
Carbon fiber Christmas tree ornament?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:39am -
alijoon says:
EXCERCISE!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:39am -
Scrivener says:
Or an ball that astronauts attach to a chain and then to their ankles to weigh them down when they go on spacewalks so they can't get lost in space.

No, really, I'm certain that lead weights offset weightlessness.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:39am -
wiseacre says:
Fluted Orwellian Groundswell Nobhobbler
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:40am -
elldub says:
tie for hilarity between benfRank & NoahRienks.

I have no idea what it is cause I'm mesmerized by your expression like a kid during a storytelling session.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:41am -
Grower&Shower says:
The world's largest ball of black thread? Doing a lot of sewing later? p.s.- love "PROBLEMS" above your head.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:41am -
Eli says:
Buzz Aldrin's lefty.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:43am -
Corey says:
Easy - it's a sphere of Dark Matter - "A super-dense substance used as a space ship fuel. Each pound of which weights over ten thousand pounds"
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:44am -
W E L L S says:
My guess is a resistor of some sort.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:45am -
Corey says:
Or a carbon fiber sphere used to safely contain and transport an alien skull.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:45am -
mOtke says:
This is clearly, and I need everyone to pay attention here, people, clearly a bag of black space, condensed for use in nurseries and miniature planets. Black space is one of 19 elements used in making Coca Cola, the walking bombs from Mario, wood, and invisibility. Make sure you keep this out of the reach of children and @elldub.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:47am -
mynameisjason says:
tiny deathstar?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:48am -
jracecar says:
That is @tulipsjohan's bowling ball, Mr. Nasty.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:49am -
Corey says:
Is it the Allspark?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:51am -
miguelito says:
these are not the droids you're looking for.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:57am -
miguelito says:
is that part of the space turd from Joe Dirt?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:57am -
Arthur says:
space shuttle poo!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:57am -
alijoon says:
it is obviously a singularity.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:58am -
Phil says:
That's no moon!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:02am -
Chinese Wildman says:
Clearly some sort of NASA space hammer.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:02am -
mattmarch says:
the OoGhiJ MiQtxxXA!

No, Bad Ass Motha 4000!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:08am -
S. P. Dinsmoor says:
Obviously a Space Bowling Ball.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:15am -
Eli says:
OBVIOUSLY, it's a miniature model of a space shuttle with a black ball attached to the side of it.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:16am -
KO says:
a handful of expensive?

(I'm 6'4" to answer your question)
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:22am -
Daniel says:
Balloon Boy 2.0 Prototype
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:25am -
Scrivener says:
A helium balloon?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:49am -
Methuselah says:
That's obviously a space medicine ball that was converted to a space punching bag (more useful in space)
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:54am -
Karl says:
a scale model of the universe as seen from outside of it?
gigantic ball-bearing?
a rover wheel?
engine part?


THIS IS HARD.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:58am -
gfmorris says:
I am dying laughing.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:28pm -
Corey says:
My real guess is that it is some sort of high-tech counter-weight or balancer.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:28pm -
gfmorris says:
It is not a weight, nor is it a bowling ball. It's about the size of a basketball, and carbon fiber is involved.

If no one guesses it correctly, I'll just do a reveal with tomorrow's shot.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:33pm -
Karl says:
could it have to do with displacement? of air/water/something?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:39pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Alien booger
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:47pm -
Scrivener says:
I believe it's a carbon fiber device, probably right about the size of a basketball. I'm pretty sure it is neither a weight nor a bowling ball.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:49pm -
Gavin says:
a really big track ball for a really big mouse that controls the space shuttle
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:03pm -
benfrank says:
i'm with @scrivener on this one.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:10pm -
blackbeard says:
wolfman nard.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:29pm -
Greybeard says:
Looks a little like a skull cap with bone transducer for voice pickup. But what intrigues me even more is the demotivational poster on your wall (see despair.com). My favorite was always POTENTIAL, being a two-time interviewee at JSC (and two-time rejectee).
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:35pm -
Patrick says:
You bowl me over, GFMorris!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 2:38pm -
gfmorris says:
@greybeard POTENTIAL lives on the wall in my colleague's office. I might have to sneak in a shot with that one.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 2:41pm -
Karl says:
it could be the ball part of a ball and socket joint on the canadarm?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 2:58pm -
the_cap says:
SPHERE!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:26pm -
j a t says:
a carbon fiber space catcher's mitt?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 4:47pm -
KC says:
The look on your face completes this shot, man. Good stuff! And good to see you in here again!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 5:19pm -
Greybeard says:
So it's a pressure vessel of some sort. Maybe LOX for an OMS nozzle?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:03pm -
keifel says:
i'm going to go with death star model
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:07pm -
gfmorris says:
@greybeard has come the closest.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:19pm -
mackle says:
It's the first Higgs Boson
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:46pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
It appears to me to be impossible to guess this without making a nerd reference.

So here's goes.

Is it a flux capacitor?

OR

A power converter from Tashi Station?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:31pm -
Sir Walshington says:
gas cylinder?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:54pm -
Scrivener says:
@greybeard came the closest in the sense that he threw out some random initials? I mean, come on, even I know that smoked salmon is pink, and thinly sliced--there is no way that monstrosity would spread on a bagel. Not even an everything bagel that's been toasted perfectly.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:44pm -
hale. says:
you guys are all stupid. it's GF Morris.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:03pm -
hale. says:
a carbon fiber GF Morris.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:04pm -
gfmorris says:
@scrivener you win for humor value. :)
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 2:19am -
Scrivener says:
@gfmorris: *That* is all I wanted to hear. Thank you for recognizing my accomplishment.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 4:46am -
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