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Stunning video shows a Chinese rocket crashing into the moon three days ago

A stubborn piece of rocket debris is believed to have crashed onto the moon.

Astronomers believe the piece of rocket, which experts say originated in China, hit the lunar surface in the early hours of March 4.

We won’t know for sure if it hit the moon until two satellites orbiting the moon pass the possible impact site.

These satellites could photograph any crater created by the collision

The rocket was heading for a collision with the dark side of the moon, so “live” coverage of the event was not possible.

However, experts have now created a physics-based simulation video showing how the crash likely happened.

The video was posted to YouTube by AGI, An Ansys Company.

The caption simply explains: “Alternative foresight of the Chang’e booster impact with the moon (sic) on March 4, 2022.”

The rocket part was first spotted by Bill Gray, who writes the popular one Project Pluto software to track near-Earth objects.

He reported that the garbage a SpaceX The Falcon 9 upper stage was launched in February 2015 by Elon Musk’s team in Florida.

Alternate view of Chang'e 5-T1 Booster Impact.
The piece of rocket is said to be the size of a school bus.
AGI, an Ansys company

However, Bill later retracted his claim, saying the rocket part was most likely part of it China.

China has since denied the allegation, although the general consensus is that the piece of rocket is the third stage booster of a Long March 3C rocket.

This rocket was used to launch China’s Chang’e 5-T1 ship in October 2014.

The faint green line shows the rocket's presumed path to the lunar surface.
The faint green line shows the rocket’s presumed path to the lunar surface.
AGI, an Ansys company

Since then, the rocket debris has been circling irregularly between the earth and the moon.

AGI’s simulation video shows the crash was likely strong enough to create a lunar crater.

Researchers used software called Systems Tool Kit (STK) and Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK), previously used by defense agencies to simulate missions.

This story originally appeared on the sun and is reproduced here with permission.

Astronomers believe the piece of rocket, which experts say originated in China, hit the lunar surface in the early hours of March 4.
Astronomers believe the piece of rocket, which experts say originated in China, hit the lunar surface in the early hours of March 4.
AGI, an Ansys company

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