The “mysterious missile object” that hit the moon is puzzling NASA.
According to NASA, Astronomers discovered a rocket object heading toward a lunar collision late last year. The collision occurred on March 4, and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the crash site on the lunar surface shortly after.
New images shared on June 24 by NASA show a snapshot of the location.
The accident landing left behind a “double crater” more than 90 feet wide, Space Department reported In a press release.
According to the Space Administration, two large masses on each end of the rocket may have caused the craters, but it noted that the impact marks are very unusual.
Usually, the spent mass of the rocket is concentrated at the end of the engine; The rest of the rocket stage basically consists of an empty fuel tank, NASA said in a press release.
Since the origin of the rocket body remains uncertain, the dual nature of the crater may indicate its identity. NASA wrote.
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No space-exploring nation has claimed responsibility for the projectile, leaving scientists baffled as to who was behind its launch. The Houston Chronicle reported.