Scientists claims Abandoned Rocket Hits Moon
Abandoned Rocket Hits Moon: This three-ton rocket fragment has been tracked for many years, but its origin is disputed. Astronomers first said that the rocket debris could be related to Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm, then said it was part of a Chinese rocket.
Scientists believe that the part weighing about 3 tons, which broke apart from the unclaimed rocket, must have hit the surface of the moon by now at a speed of 9300 kilometers per hour. It was expected to hit the surface of the moon on 4th March 2022.
The side of the moon’s surface on which this part of the rocket has collided, it is such a remote place, that the eyes of Earth’s telescopes do not reach. Scientists believe that it may take several weeks or even months to confirm this collision with the help of satellite images.
A big crater will be formed on the moon due to the collision of garbage
The three-tonne rocket fragment was tracked for many years, but its origin is disputed. Astronomers first said that the rocket debris could be related to Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm, then said it was part of a Chinese rocket. However, China has denied this. The impact of its collision with the surface of the Moon will be minor, scientists believe.
Scientists say that when this waste weighing three tons hits the surface of the moon, there can be such a big crater, in which many vehicles as big as tractors will be absorbed. Scientists hope to confirm this in the coming days or weeks. This part of the unclaimed rocket was first seen from Earth in March 2015 while moving towards the moon.
Part of this rocket was seen in 2015
It was seen in a NASA-funded space survey in Arizona in 2015. But when it was confirmed not to be an asteroid, the scientists lost interest in it. Such waste, known as “space junk”, is hardware intentionally removed from satellites that have been discarded from missions due to insufficient fuel to return to Earth.
Why do meteorites and asteroids collide with the moon
The Moon’s atmosphere is almost non-existent, due to which it is not able to protect itself from constantly falling meteorites and asteroids. In between, spaceships also keep colliding with him. There are also such vehicles, which are deliberately collided for scientific tests. There is no weather on the moon, due to which these pits remain forever on its surface.