China announced that its lunar rover will investigate a mysterious square object it sighted on the surface of the satellite.

The unusual formation detected on the far side of the Moon

The Chinese lunar rover Yutu 2 detected on the surface of the satellite an apparently square formation baptized in the country as “mysterious shed“Reported the government portal” Our Space “on the social network Wechat.

The Yutu 2, which began a 36-month expedition last October, sighted last month on the lunar horizon the strange promontory, which is 80 meters away, according to Our Space, a portal associated with the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The object caught the attention of the scientists, who decided to send the vehicle towards it. Quickly, speculation broke out on social media.

Is it a house built by aliens after a crash landing? Or a pioneering spacecraft from predecessors that explored the Moon?“Our Space asked in the publication. As reported, the find is next to a young impact crater.

Specialized journalist Andrew Jones commented on his Twitter account that it would not be an obelisk or some object of alien origin, but that it is something worth investigating. One of the most widely accepted theories is that it is a formation caused by an impact.

The Yutu 2 vehicle, a name that means “jade rabbit”, is located on the far side of the Moon and It is estimated that it will take two or three months to reach the “mysterious shed.”

Rover Yutu 2 on the far side of the Moon
Rover Yutu 2 on the far side of the Moon (Sebastian Carrasco /)

The explorer arrived on the Moon aboard the unmanned spacecraft Chang’e-4 in 2019 and is on a mission to investigate the far side of the Moon.

It has six wheels, two solar panels for its power supply, a radar and multiple cameras to explore that part of the satellite, whose natural rotation is slowed by Earth’s gravity, which means that we always see the same half.

Chinese experts predicted shortly after the launch of the Chang’e-4 that there would be “surprising discoveries” on the far side of the Moon, in which “deeply hidden information” could be revealed.

(With information from EFE)


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