NASA baffled by double crater mystery crash on the Moon


“Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18-meter diameter, about 19.5 yards) superimposed on a western crater (16-meter diameter, about 17.5 yards,” the report said. “The double crater was unexpected…No other rocket body impacts on the Moon created double craters.” 

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NASA explained that this was no ordinary rocket. And the scientists can only speculate two heavy masses on each end of the rocket may have caused the craters. 

“Typically, a spent rocket has mass concentrated at the motor end; the rest of the rocket stage mainly consists of an empty fuel tank,” according to the statement. 

“Since the origin of the rocket body remains uncertain, the double nature of the crater may indicate its identity,” NASA said in a news release.

The photos show that the crash debris created a double crater mystery. It is estimated that the rocket crashed at an estimated 5,770 mph (9,290 km/h) and the object was about 3 tons. 

Unidentified rocket

The mystery rocket has confused space watchers who have been tracking it since January.