At the beginning of March this year, a runaway rocket collided with the Moon, and the object identified as WE0913A was identified as a piece of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. However, new data has refuted this origin. But, more than the original, NASA says it was a mysterious cargo from a Chinese rocket that caused the strange crater.
A mysterious payload carried by the rocket collided with the moon
A team of aerospace and mechanical engineers from the University of Arizona found evidence that strongly suggests that WE0913A was an alien object. A Chinese missile with an unknown object attached to it.
In the article published In the journal Planetary Science, the group describes how they tracked the object before it collided with the Moon and what they learned from it.
On March 4, 2022, an object of unknown origin collided with the surface of the Moon. At first, it was assumed that the object was the upper stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. Verification of the launches quickly refuted this theory and researchers determined that the object was a Chinese rocket.
They also discovered that The collision left a double crater on the moonWhich indicates that the charge "was unusual." Moreover, the researchers had been following the object for seven years before it fell on the moon's surface, and thus knew its origins.
During the new investigationThe team of experts tracked their trajectory and discovered that it was a mission booster rocket Changyi 5-T1 – One of several missions launched by China to test the feasibility of sending a probe to the moon and recovering a sample of lunar rocks.
The team also tried to learn more about the rocket as it sailed through space, by comparing its light curve. He discovered that it did not oscillate like other rockets. Instead, there was something that caused him to fall in an orderly manner. One Supporter It is usually nothing more than an empty shell with a heavy engine mounted on one side. Its asymmetry usually leads to significant volatility.
Therefore, the absence of such oscillation indicates that Chinese engineers installed something else on the opposite housing of the engine, which makes the weight distribution uniform.
As such, investigators noted that whatever this object was, He was responsible for the second part of the double hole It was created when the propellant hit the moon's surface, and no one from China has commented on the nature of the propellant, nor have they even confirmed that it is of Chinese origin.
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