Mysterious cubic structure discovered on the far side of the Moon

Last November, the Chinese rover Yutu-2 spotted a mysterious cubic-shaped structure, according to recently shared information. A mysterious structure whose shape resembles that of a “hut” according to the first descriptions.

At the moment, we don’t know much about this mysterious structure. Nonetheless, researchers believe it could have been a large boulder excavated by an impact.

Obviously, the Chinese are very interested in this discovery. Moreover, we should know a little more about this “mysterious hut” within the next few months, because Yutu-2 is currently on its way to approach it.

An astonishing discovery of size after 1000 days on the Moon

As you know, the Yutu-2 rover is currently driving its little wheels on the far side of the Moon. More exactly, in the Von Kármán crater, since the moon landing of the Chang’e 4 mission carried out in early January 2019. Since time, the solar-powered rover has passed more than 1000 days on our satellite.

As a reminder, the Von Kármán crater is part of the Aitken basin, a site of choice for lunar exploration precisely located on the far side of our satellite.

Indeed, it is an impact site that can teach us a lot about the geology of the lunar crust. And this is also one of the main objectives of the Chang’e 4 mission. However, we would not say no to a discovery that would revive the public’s interest in this kind of mission.

A mysterious cubic structure spotted on the horizon

In the coming months, more details are therefore expected regarding the recently spotted structure. Indeed, Yutu-2 would have been around 80 meters of this “mysterious hut” when she discovered it.

According to information shared via Space.com, the structure revealed itself on the horizon of Yutu-2’s field of view. This was done as the rover roamed the Von Kármán crater during its 36th lunar day mission (one lunar day equals approximately 1 month on Earth).

Only 80 meters, a distance that can be considered reasonable you say. This is indeed the case if you are on Earth. But since we’re talking about the Moon here, things are a bit more complicated. The rover should indeed make its way between craters and regoliths and watch out for its movements before reaching its destination.

Source : Space.com

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