Space & Astronomy
Rover to investigate mystery cube-shaped object on the Moon
By T.K. Randall
December 4, 2021 · 40 comments
Is this a rock, or something else ? Image Credit: CNSA
China's Yutu-2 rover has set its sights on a very strange object spotted far off in the distance.
There have been a lot of claims about anomalous objects on the lunar surface over the years, but this one - which was captured on camera by China's Yutu-2 rover - appears to be the real deal.
Exhibiting a distinctive cube-like shape that stands out on the horizon against the blackness of space, this mysterious object has attracted the attention of Chinese scientists who have since decided to send the rover all the way over to investigate exactly what it is.
The fact that it is situated on the hidden far side of the Moon only serves to heighten the intrigue.
The photograph has already succeeded in piquing the curiosity of social media users who have been speculating over what the mysterious object could be.
While the suggestions have ranged from an extraterrestrial probe to a monolith straight out of '2001: A Space Oydssey
', it is also possible that the 'cube' is in fact nothing more than a common boulder.
One way or the other, things should become clearer as the rover approaches its target.
We will be sure to cover what, if anything, it does find once it reaches its destination.
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