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On March 4, the remains of a mysterious missing rocket crashed on the Moon. No one has wanted to take responsibility for the event, and NASA is still trying to solve the mystery. That was already an interesting challenge, but now there is another: it turns out that the impact has not created a single crater as expected, but two.

The rocket that belonged to no one. The rocket was initially thought to be from SpaceX. Then the calculations pointed out that there was “strong evidence” that it was a Chinese rocket, but in China they rejected the idea. No one has taken responsibility, but there are astronomers who insist in which that rocket was a test device from the 2014 Chang’e-5 mission.

Wait, double crater? The remains of that rocket crashed at 5.3 km/s on the Moon, and one would logically expect that this would cause a significant impact on our satellite. It turns out that the impact appears to have been twofold.

This is revealed by the new images of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. According to NASA: “Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18 meters in diameter) superimposed on a western crater (16 meters in diameter).”

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The theory: it split in two. NASA engineers have a possible explanation. According to them, this double crater could indicate that the rocket was made up of two large masses, one at each end. Normally rockets have a concentrated mass at one end and the other end is basically an empty fuel tank.

That rocket design has actually become a new lead in trying to figure out where it came from. “The double nature of the crater could indicate its identity [del cohete]”, added those responsible for NASA.

The Moon is full of weird things... There are up to 47 rocket debris that have created “ship impacts” on the surface of the Moon, according to data from Arizona State University. None of them created a double crater.

Those two craters and the remains of that rocket are far from the only “debris” that humans have left on the Moon. There are hundreds of pieces of debris and debris added to the landers from the old missions that came to NASA.

including the poops. That without counting, of course, with the excrement of the astronauts that have also been left on the lunar surface. Not in the air, of course: they are protected in vacuum-sealed bags. The official information speaks of 96 bags with urine, feces and vomit belonging to the crews of the Apollo missions. Those droppings, by the way, want be recovered again and studied when we return to the Moon. The reason? Know if there is something alive in them.

On March 4, the remains of a mysterious missing rocket crashed on the Moon. No one has wanted to take…

On March 4, the remains of a mysterious missing rocket crashed on the Moon. No one has wanted to take…

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