Nagpur: A team of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Friday visited the Chandrapur district of eastern Maharashtra to inspect unidentified objects which were said to have fallen from the sky a week ago.
A metal ring and six cylinder-like objects were found in Sindewahi tehsil of the district after many observers spotted unidentified burning objects streaking across the sky in parts of northern Maharashtra and also in Madhya Pradesh on the evening of April 2.
Some experts speculated that these could be parts of a burnt-out booster rocket, the kind of which is used for launching satellites, though officials of the Geological Survey of India at Nagpur said they could not comment on the nature of the objects without a thorough examination.
An iron ring was found in an open plot of land at Ladbori village around 7.50 PM on April 2, while a cylinder-like object was found in Pawanpar village, also in Sindewahi tehsil, the next morning. Five more cylinder-like objects were found in the area later.
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Suresh Chopane, who heads Skywatch, a group of astronomy enthusiasts, and who accompanied the two ISRO scientists, said they visited the spots where the objects were found and inspected the iron ring and six cylindrical objects currently kept at Sindewahi police station.
The ISRO team will take the objects with it for further examination, he added