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It ‘fell from the sky’

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Robert Dunn touches a segment of a pressure tank that was charred upon reentry from space. According to a NASA spokesman, the tank is from a Russian rocket and reentered the atmosphere March 19. When Dunn found the tank, it was still warm. Photo by Michelle Balleck

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Robert Dunn, a resident of Dixon, Wyo., stands in the field where he found the pressurant tank. The tank has a 30-inch diameter and left a crater about a foot deep. Elizabeth Campbell/Courtesy

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Robert Dunn stands next to a pressurant tank he discovered March 21 in Moffat County while looking for deer and elk horns. NASA spokesman William Jeffs said the tank is from a Russian rocket that reentered March 19. Elizabeth Campbell/Courtesy

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Todd Wheeler, right, of the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, works with Robert Dunn to load a Russian pressurant tank into Dunn’s truck March 22. Dunn found the tank in a Moffat County field the day before. Elizabeth Campbell/Courtesy

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Robert Dunn sits in the bed of his truck with a pressurant tank he discovered while hiking near Moffat County Road 9. The tank fell from the sky and left a crater roughly three-feet wide and one-foot deep. Photo by Michelle Balleck

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Robert Dunn, who lives in Dixon, Wyo., was hiking in Moffat County when he discovered a pressurant tank linked to a Russian Zenit-SLBF spacecraft. Dunn is in possession of the tank, which he found March 21. Photo by Michelle Balleck

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A pressurant tank found by Wyoming resident Robert Dunn sits in a crater March 22, the day after Dunn discovered it. Dunn found the tank hiking several miles from County Road 9. Elizabeth Campbell/Courtesy

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From left, Gage Spears, Garrett Spears and Gaven Spears pose in the throwing ring Thursday outside Moffat County High School. Gage, a senior, Garrett, a junior, and Gaven, a sophomore, all compete in shot put and discus during the track and field season. Photo by Joshua Gordon

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