[Watch] Meteors Or Falling Chinese Rocket? Streaks Of Burning Objects Over Indian Skies Take Curious Turn
New Delhi: What was earlier believed to be a meteor shower, which lit up the night sky over Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, has now taken a curious turn.
Astronomer Jonathan McDowell speculated that what was sighted could be a Chinese rocket stage, launched in February last year, burning up on re-entry.
In a tweet, McDowell, astronomer at Center for Astrophysics, said, “I believe this is the re-entry of a Chinese rocket stage, the third stage of the Chang Zheng 3B serial number Y77, which was launched in Feb 2021 — it was expected to re-enter in the next hour or so and the track is a good match.”
While there is no official confirmation yet, there are reports that remnants of a rocket fell in Ladbori village in Sindewahi Chandrapur, Maharashtra. According to the reports, villagers found multiple large metal pieces, including a 10×10 feet metal ring that fell behind the panchayat building of the village.
A blazing streak of light was seen in the night sky over several parts of Maharashtra on Saturday. A fireball like structure was also seen from some of the part of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and other regions of the India.#meteor #Meteorshower pic.twitter.com/YFaCEdAxUC
— Ajay Agarkar (@ajagrkr) April 3, 2022
So it wasn't meteor shower pic.twitter.com/aMYEpqZwCv
— Panther🇮🇳 (@Panther7112) April 3, 2022
#chandrapur च्या सिंदेवाही तालुक्यातील लाडबोरी येथे ग्रामपंचायतीच्या मागे रात्री 7.45 मिनिटांनी एक धातूची रिंग कोसळली. आकाशात ही रिंग जेव्हा होती ती लाल तप्त होती. 10×10 फुट आकाराची 8 ते 10 इंच आणि 40 किलो वजनाची,संमिश्र धातूची ही रिंग आहे. इलेक्ट्रॉन राॅकेट बुस्टरचे तुकडे. https://t.co/lAlg4eWPSL pic.twitter.com/j1qeuc2cyi
— Praveen Mudholkar (@JournoMudholkar) April 3, 2022
Also read: https://odishabytes.com/watch-meteor-shower-lights-up-sky-over-maharashtra-madhya-pradesh/
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