Chinese Rover Spots Cube-Shaped ‘Mystery Hut’ On Moon
Yutu-2 Lunar Rover designed, owned and launched by China is a robot rover launched same date of this publication in December 2018, and the first rover to land on the portion of the moon that backs the earth in 2019 for the Chang’e 4 mission, had spotted an unusual cube-shaped object, on the surface of the Moon and has become the subject of interest by both scientists and concerned public. The Rover had been particularly making its exploration on the far side of the Moon for about two years now since 2019. The Yutu-2 rover spotted the object while it made its way across the Von Karman crater on the far side of the Moon, in November claims the China National Space Administration. The Cube-shaped object was repesented in photos released by China’s space agency last week, calling it a “Mystery hut/house” according to a translation by Space.com.
The rover captured an image of the object from as far as 260 feet away—a little too distant for astronomers to get a full understanding of the object’s true form. But the Rover is slated to spend a few days or months on Earth circling the said region of the Moon, in order to get a closer look at the object. which craters and slopes seems to pose the most challenging obstructions divulged Space Diary.
A journalist for Space.com, had taken his sightings to the social media Twitter as he shared a couple of tweets on Friday, 3rd December. “Image of a cubic shape on the northern horizon – 80m away from the rover in Von Karman crater,” Andrew Jones, wrote.
Referring to the object as a Mystery Hut is a mere term clearly undefined as the object is yet to fully be ascertained. Though, Our Space opines that – there is an impact crater next to the cube.
The importance and seriousnesss of the ‘cube-shaped” object in view did not stop the social media community to take the matter on a lighter note.
Commenters on Twitter joked that it could be anything from a McDonalds or a Starbucks to a bus shelter within which to take respite from the Moon’s variable temperatures. Even Our Space had a little fun, playfully suggesting that it could be a home made by aliens after a crash landing.
In a follow up tweet, one had stated thus “So yeah, it’s not an obelisk or aliens, but certainly something to check out, and hard to discern much from the image. But large boulders (right) are sometimes excavated by impacts, as seen by the Chang’e-3 mission, which launched 8 years ago on Dec 1.
Yutu-2 had previously discovered a “green-tinged gel-like substance” on the Moon which turned out to be a rock-like substance that formed when minerals and rocks get fused. After which it discovered a “shard” on the moon surface which also turned out to be a rock.
Yet, its discovery cannot be dismissed too soon until scientists convince us otherwise.