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A mysterious object spotted on a beach near Jurien Bay in Western Australia has piqued people’s interest, with many suspecting it is a piece of ISRO’s recently launched Chandrayaan 3 project. The Australian space agency is presently researching the object and enlisting the help of international partners to discover its origin.
“We are currently making inquiries related to this object located on a beach near Jurien Bay in Western Australia,” the Australian Space Agency tweeted on Monday.
We are in contact with global colleagues who may be able to provide more information.”
The origin of the mysterious objects has sparked curiosity among social media users, with several ideas pointing to a probable link to the recently launched Chandrayaan 3 expedition.
“Honestly? Strong remarks for a @isro vehicle that was launched successfully and safely over international water and then ejected the exhausted stages, as all other vehicles do. “What is the @AusSpaceAgency’s expectation here?”
Another user provided an image comparison, claiming it was taken from the third stage of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The Australian Space Agency, on the other hand, has stated that it is committed to the long-term sustainability of outer space activities, including debris reduction, and will continue to emphasise this on an international scale.
According to ABC News, barnacles, and marine life were growing on the 2.5-meter-wide-by-2.5-to-3-meter-long section.
Several individuals also speculated whether it was part of the MH370 Malaysia Airlines Flight, which went missing on March 8, 2014, with 227 passengers on board and was scheduled to arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
“It’s not any part of a Boeing 777 and the fact is MH370 was lost nine-and-a-half years ago so it would show a great deal more wear and tear on the debris,” aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas told BBC News.
Chandrayaan 3 mission latest updates
On Friday afternoon, the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) LVM3 launch rocket carrying the moon mission Chandrayaan 3 lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO has successfully completed the Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft’s second orbit-raising operation (Earth-bound apogee firing). “The spacecraft is now in an orbit of 41603 km X 226 km,” the national space agency announced on Monday. The next firing is scheduled for Tuesday between 2 and 3 p.m.
A series of important events are taking place, including maneuvers near Earth, the transition into lunar orbit, the separation of the lander, a series of deboost maneuvers, and finally, the power descent phase for a smooth landing on the lunar surface, which is currently scheduled for August 23 at 5:47 p.m.