The contents of the cottage cheese container is Boomerite surrounding a cardboard tube containing glass frit around a copper bar. The bottom of the cardboard tube makes contact with the bottom of the cottage cheese container.
Take a guess which direction the bar will travel when the Boomerite detonates.
If you guessed slightly up and to the right you would be correct. See the red circle in the picture above.
The backstory is that Ry was trying to make a piece of art. It was mostly a failure.
Next time it will be a five gallon bucket instead of a three pound cottage cheese container. Oh, and we will be about 250 yards away so Ry won’t have to worry about it coming out of orbit on top of him.