Mysterious object washed ashore on beach – authorities baffled
A mysterious object washed ashore has Australia in suspense. The local space agency now wants to communicate with international authorities.
The as-yet-unidentified substance has baffled Australian authorities.
A mysterious object has washed up on a beach in Western Australia.
Police have asked the public to maintain a safe distance.
An aviation expert suspects it could be the rocket’s fuel tank.
A mysterious, unidentified object shaped like a dome has washed up on the coast of Western Australia. The police are confused. The massive metal object was discovered by local residents on Green Head Beach, about 250 kilometers to the north. From Perthdetected.
State and federal authorities are currently investigating the substance, which is not believed to have come from the plane. It is classified as dangerous. Police have asked the public to maintain a safe distance. “We want to assure the public that we are actively working with various state and federal agencies to determine the origin and nature of the object,” police said in a statement.
“Children built sand castles around the cylinder”
According to residents of Green Head Beach, the cylinder is about 2.5 meters wide and 2.5 to 3 meters long. Locals gathered around the mysterious object on Saturday: “It was a nice, quiet night and kids built sand castles around the cylinder,” one resident told ABC TV.
Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas said it could be a fuel tank from a rocket that crashed into the Indian Ocean in the past 12 months. A giant cylinder may have fallen from a foreign launch vehicle, the Australian Space Agency said. He will now contact other international authorities.
While there has been speculation that the cylinder could be part of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – the plane that disappeared off the coast of Western Australia in 2014 with 239 people on board – this could be ruled out, Thomas said. “It is not part of a Boeing 777. MH370 disappeared nine and a half years ago. The debris will still show a lot of wear and tear,” he said.
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