Mystery rocket crashes into Moon and leaves baffling ‘double crater,’ NASA says

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Mark Price
    Sun, June 26, 2022 at 6:38 AM

    "A “mystery rocket body” crashed into the Moon and left a “double crater,” which is an even bigger mystery to scientists.

    That means it wasn’t your average rocket, NASA reported in a June 24 news release.

    So far, none of Earth’s space exploring nations have taken credit — or blame — for the crash.

    NASA says astronomers spotted the rocket on a collision course with the Moon last year, and were waiting to see what might happen.

    It hit March 4 and apparently put on quite a show.

    “Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18-meter diameter, about 19.5 yards) superimposed on a western crater (16-meter diameter, about 17.5 yards),” NASA reported.

    “The double crater was unexpected. ... No other rocket body impacts on the Moon created double craters.”"
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    In related news, Moon declares war on Earth.

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