Australian officials say the object detected on the beach in the west of the country may be part of a space rocket.
A statement came from the Australian Space Agency about the unidentified object detected on the beach near the town of Green Head in the state of Western Australia.
The agency announced that it is working with other space agencies to determine what the beached metal object was.
Could be part of the rocket
European Space Agency engineer Andrea Boyd explained that they are almost certain that the object that landed in the Indian Ocean was part of the Indian rocket model used to launch a satellite.
Expressing that they believed the object was a piece of rocket falling during the satellite launch mission, Boyd pointed out the relevant agreement of the United Nations Office of Space Affairs and stated that the country that launched the object into space would be responsible for the destruction.
What had happened
An unidentified object struck Jurien Bay near Green Head, 250 kilometers north of Perth, Australia, on 17 July.
After the analysis of the Fire Brigade and Emergency Service Chemistry Center, it was declared that the object was harmless.
The police stated that the work on the object was continuing and urged the public to stay away from the area.