The Chinese lunar rover Yutu 2 has detected a cube-shaped formation on the surface of the moon that has attracted the attention of scientists, and they have changed their course so that Yutu 2 approaches to explore it
The strange cubic formation receives a most disturbing name: “the mysterious cabin.” Although it is most likely a rock formation (we would like it to be a hut of an inhabitant of the Moon), its exceptional nature has led those responsible for the Chinese lunar vehicle to change its course.
THIS VIDEO ZOOMS IN ON THE CUBE ON MOON
The Yutu 2, a name that means “jade rabbit”, is found on the face that cannot be seen from the Earth of the Moon and it is estimated that it will take two or three months to reach the “mysterious cube”.
The Yutu 2, which began a 36-month expedition last October, sighted last month on the lunar horizon the strange promontory, from which it was 80 meters away, according to Our Space, a portal associated with the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The Chinese rover Jade Rabbit, or Yutu, is the first vehicle to land on Monday in nearly 40 years. The Chang’e-3 mission lifted off from Xichang in southern China on Dec 1 of 2013 and landed on the surface of the Moon on December 14.
Developed by the Shanghai Institute of Aerospace Systems Engineering and the Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Systems Engineering, the lunar rover was designed to explore an area of 3 square kilometers during its 3-month mission.
It is not the first time that a photograph has enlivened the imagination. One of the most disturbing photos was taken on Mars.
THE BUST SCULPTED IN MARTIAN ROCKS
The surface of Mars is an inexhaustible source of finds for fans of mystery. And a good example of this is this photo from NASA, where some believed to identify the head of a warrior woman carved in stone, in a similar way to that of some ancient Egyptian statues.
And, after this finding, they claimed that it is proof that a Martian civilization once existed on the Red Planet.
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