The extreme heat has the lake levels low at Lake Nacogdoches, and that's causing strange things to happen.

Late last week a piece of equipment began to emerge, and it turns out it had settled there after traveling through outer space.

An object measuring about four feet in diameter was found in the lake, and NASA officials say they believe it's a tank that provided power and water to space shuttle Columbia.

It was on February 1, 2003 that Columbia's crew of seven was on their return when the shuttle exploded, killing all on board and sending pieces of the spacecraft falling to Earth, much of it landing Nacogdoches.

NASA intends to recover the tank, and in the meantime warns that the rules are the same as they were back in 2003.  If this object is indeed a part of the shuttle, it is government property, and it is a criminal offense to tamper with it.  Just so ya know!