Last week the night sky streaked over parts of central India after which a huge metal ring was found in Chandrapur district which is believed to be remnants of a booster rocket.
A team of ISRO scientists are visiting the Chandrapur district in Maharashtra to inspect some objects.
The space agency decided to depute a team of scientists for inspection and further scientific inquiry after the district collector of Chandrapur reached out to ISRO after a metal ring and a cylinder-like object were found in an open field in Pawanpur village.
“As requested by the district administration, a team of scientists from ISRO is visiting Pawanpur for inspection and further scientific inquiry,” 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 north Maharashtra as well as some districts of Madhya Pradesh claiming them to be meteorites.
A local government official in eastern Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district said an “aluminium and steel object” reportedly fell at Ladbori village in Sindewahi tehsil around 7.45 pm.
Earlier, Shriniwas Aundhkar, director of the Kalam Astrospace and Science Centre, had said that the objects could be parts of rocket boosters of the Rocket Lab Electron launcher that had put a satellite of the US-based firm BlackSky into orbit on Saturday.