Russian scientists are investigating an unidentified metallic object, described as resembling "a large dustbin," which reportedly fell from the sky near the Siberian village of Otradensky on Sunday night.
Experts have been unable to determine how the round chunk of metal, about six feet in diameter, landed in Siberia, but they have confirmed that it is neither a rocket nor a missile.
"The object found is not related to space technology. A final conclusion can be made after a detailed study of the object by experts," said the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos in a statement.
The bin appears to be empty, and tests have determined it isn't radioactive, so local police have determined it poses no danger to public safety. The man who found it says it has since been removed from the village, claiming that "police came during the night and secretly removed it."