A piece of metal recovered from the sea off the Isles of Scilly looks to be debris from an American space rocket.
The metal – a large section of alloy about 10 metres by 4 metres, was spotted on the surface between Bryher and Tresco.
The find was reported to the UK Coastguard yesterday afternoon, 26 November, which immediately issued a warning to shipping in the area.
The debris was recovered with the help of a local boatman, before being towed into New Grimsby. It is currently securely held on the beach at Tresco.
The pictures tell the story - although what led up to the discovery remains to be revealed.