Source – gizadeathstar.com
- “…Additionally, in roughly the exact middle of the cube or “mystery house” there appears to be a rather straight black vertical line bisecting the “mystery house”, a feature arguing even more for the possibility that we might be looking at something “not natural” but artificial”
SM:...Odds are it’s either a Tim Horton’s or a McDonalds….
CHINESE LUNAR ROVER TO TAKE CLOSER LOOK AT LUNAR “CUBE”
We round out this week’s blogs with a bit of space news courtesy of S.D. You might recall that China landed a solar-powered surface rover on the far (“dark”) side of the Moon, called Yutu-2.
And while it has found a number of odd little things, this one may not be so little, while it certainly for the moment qualifies as “odd”:
As can be seen from the picture accompanying the article, there is a “cube” sticking up in the distance against the dark sky, and so regular and “cubic” are its features that even the Chinese are calling it the “mystery house”:
Interestingly enough, to the immediate right of the “mystery house” there appears to be a small flat rectangular feature, perhaps a “mystery porch”. According to the article the object, whatever it is, is approximately 80 meters distant from the rover.
Additionally, in roughly the exact middle of the cube or “mystery house” there appears to be a rather straight black vertical line bisecting the “mystery house”, a feature arguing even more for the possibility that we might be looking at something “not natural” but artificial.
We don’t, and won’t, know until the Chinese rover gets over there and takes a closer look, assuming, of course, that the Chinese would tell everyone else if indeed they found something “unusual.”
But perhaps they already suspect on the basis of preliminary analysis that they’re looking at something highly anomalous.
After all, they’re the ones calling it a “mystery house.”
Time will tell.
See you on the flip side..
China moon rover will investigate cube-shaped ‘mystery’ object on lunar far side
Is that a boulder? Or something else?
That distant, somewhat cube-shaped object is the “mystery house” China’s Yutu-2 rover is planning to take a closer look at. Photo by CNSA
The Yutu-2 rover is on a roll. It’s been exploring the far side of the moon since early 2019 as part of China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander mission. It now has its eyes set on a strange-looking cube-shaped object it spotted in the distance.
Andrew Jones, a journalist who covers the Chinese space program for SpaceNews and Space.com, highlighted a new rover update in a series of tweets Friday. The nickname for the cube-shaped object translates to “mystery house.”
Ah. We have an update from Yutu-2 on the lunar far side, including an image of a cubic shape on the northern horizon ~80m away from the rover in Von Kármán crater. Referred to as “神秘小屋” (“mystery house”), the next 2-3 lunar days will be spent getting closer to check it out. pic.twitter.com/LWPZoWN05I— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
The rover team is planning to drive over and get a closer look at the object.
As with Yutu-2’s intriguing discovery of a “gel-like” substance inside a crater in 2019, don’t get too excited for aliens. That substance turned out to be glassy-looking rock. And as far as I know, Stanley Kubrick never planted a monolith on the real moon, and those metal sculptures that were once all the rage on Earth haven’t made the trek across space. CNET Science
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Yutu-2’s view of the cube is fuzzy and far-off, so the object’s true nature should become clearer as the rover gets closer. The most likely explanation is a boulder. This part of the moon is pockmarked with impact craters, which can feature quite a bit of chunky debris.
The Chang’e-4 mission represents the first surface exploration of the far side of the moon. The rover’s work has helped scientists learn about what’s happening with the geology under the lunar surface.
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Don’t look to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon for scientific information about the lunar far side. China’s rover is solar-powered, so it periodically goes into hibernation when it’s dark and then gets back to work when the sun is out in the Von Karman crater.
According China Daily, Yutu-2 has already traveled 2,756 feet (840 meters) across the moon. Its next jaunt should shed some light on the “mystery house.”