new Delhi: A team of ISRO scientists is visiting Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district to observe some objects, believed to be the remains of a booster rocket, which were scattered across the night sky over parts of central India last week . After Chandrapur district collector reached ISRO to examine a metal ring and cylinder-like object found in an open field in Pawanpur village, the space agency decided to depute a team of scientists for “inspection and further scientific investigation”. did.
“As requested by the district administration, a team of ISRO scientists is visiting Pawanpur for inspection and further scientific investigations,” the space agency said in a Facebook post.
On April 2, several social media users posted videos and pictures of unidentified burning objects falling from the sky in some districts of northern Maharashtra as well as Madhya Pradesh.
Experts speculate that they could be either meteorites entering Earth’s atmosphere or fragments of rocket boosters that fell off after the satellite was launched.
A local government official in eastern Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district said an “aluminum and steel object” fell at Ladbori village in Sindhewahi tehsil at around 7.45 pm.
Similar sightings were also witnessed at around 7.30 pm in Buldhana, Akola and Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra and Barwani, Bhopal, Indore, Betul and Dhar districts of neighboring Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, Kalam Astrospace and Science Center director Srinivas Aundhakar had said that the objects could be part of the rocket booster of the Rocket Lab Electron launcher, which put the satellite of US-based firm BlackSky into orbit on Saturday.