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#1
Anyone know what where and why???
 

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They used to have them in ball-rooms and they hang them above the dance floor and had lights reflected off them to different parts of the floor.
Used to be a very nice lighting effect.

:-hny
 
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yep the good old disco days...they used to rotate as well
 
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well you can tell by the way i use my walk, im a womans man..........

ah ah ah ah stayin alive! stayin alive!

:)

sorry got carried away then :D, the good old mirror ball...

but it could also be the fancy top of a muslim building in india or somewhere.... looking at the reflection
 
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Thats no mirror ball. Its too big. A test satellite of some sort is my guess.
 
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The genuine article -
 

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#7
Well some excellent guesses so far..... ( spookily so )
But what would its purpose be outdoors?
You can tell it is outdoors because of the blue sky around it!
I'll let you know later on, meanwhile carry on guessing....
 
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A reflective balloon sonde for weather experiments.
 
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A decoration for a bl**dy big tree :D
 
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Other planetary exploration ?
 
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#11
I'll put you all out of your misery.
Most people were spot on although this version is slightly bigger
Whilst most of the country was suffering from frost hail sleet and snow, I was walking from Lytham to Blackpool along the beach and spotted this by the promenade.

It is purported to be the world's biggest dance hall mirror ball, measuring 20 feet across and has lazer lights bounced off it at night just for fun
That is the "Big One" in the background it also has some claim to fame which I will never experience
 

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#13
Channel Hopper said:
Rats

Liverpool next to Topper on his way home.
No it's tomorrow I'm in Liverpool....... Blundellsands to be precise. Tis poshnwindy there
 
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(A worm hole...
Pillingers gone up in my respect, he built a bloody time machine into it
This could go on for weeks............)
 
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Channel Hopper said:
A worm hole
Pillingers gone up in my respect, he built a bloody time machine into it
This could go on for weeks............
Echo echo echo

At least they found it..... albeit 12 months later, but why can they not use it??? has it died??? was it destroyed upon impact???
 
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Spotting it from a few million miles away isnt the same as telling it to pick up the phone.

Probable reasons are
it landed slightly faster than expected
it rolled into something that broke off the antenna
a connection to the solar panels failed
 
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#17
Very funny, I find it all hyspherical.:-csmile
 
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