The first object that China calls a “mysterious hut” has been discovered on the moon, but it will be weeks before earthlings know what it really is.
In November, China’s lunar probe, Yutu-2, detected a cuboid on the horizon as it was moving along the Von Kármán crater on the far side of the moon, according to Canada Global News.
Our Space, a Chinese website under the government-run China National Space Administration, called the unidentified shape a “mysterious hut”.
Subject was approximately 80 meters (87 yards) away when grainy photo of it has been done.
The robot robot is inching towards the object, a journey that is expected to take two to three months.
Space journalist Andrew Jones noted on Twitter that given the nature of the photo, the object could have been just a rock that was kicked up when something hit the lunar surface.
Ah. We have an update from Yutu-2 on the far side of the Moon, including a cuboidal image of the northern horizon ~80m from the glider in Von Kármán crater. Referred to as “神秘 小屋” (“mystery house”), the next 2-3 lunar days you will spend time to learn more. pic.twitter.com/LWPZoWN05I
– Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
Yutu-2 touched the moon on January 2, 2019, which means it has been exploring the surface for over 1,000 days.
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China’s Our Space has raised the question of whether the object is “a house built by aliens after the landing? Or is it the pioneering spaceship of its predecessors to explore moon? ”
Many people on Twitter offer their own theories.
I really hope the moon block turns out to be just a bunch of introverts who will be very upset when we find them. pic.twitter.com/TeqnaxBoWf
– Jason “Cinnamon Roll” Rugg (@JaseRuggy) December 7, 2021
i hope that whatever the moon block ends leads to the downfall of humanity so this will go on to be the funniest tweet ever written pic.twitter.com/2KAuYBKWl6
– eveliz navidad (@ahumblecabbage) December 6, 2021
MOON TUBE WARNING
🚨 MOON’S GOT A CUBE
🚨 HUMAN AGE IS ENDED
CUBE ERROR HAS STARTED https://t.co/ip9b6k17lx
– MICRO MONKEY (@finnin) December 7, 2021
This is classic news on twitter. I personally salute the next 5 years moon block of the ultimate online twitter lore https://t.co/7DxZisq4K6
– quing tiger (@baronnarcveldt) December 6, 2021
Philip Stooke, a professor in the Department of Geography and the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at the University of Western Ontario, says the truth is unlikely to be anything like that, based on Space.com.
“The Chinese media is very eager to find all kinds of strange stories on the moon. We tend to think they’re all tightly controlled and just repeating the party line, but there’s so much that turns every news into a sensational headline… alien base, row million tons of priceless metals or unidentified substances, conspiracies of Western interests in space, and everything else,” said Stooke.
“So it’s not surprising to me that a rock, in a low-resolution image, looks almost square and serves as a hut or other type of structure. Scientifically, the rock could be very interesting and I hope it or the nearby rocks on the crater rim will be studied in detail when they reach it as early as 2022. But it won’t be like a hut”.
https://www.westernjournal.com/mysterious-cube-found-moon-rover-now-investigating/ Mystery ‘Cubic’ Found on Moon; Rover Currently investigating