Nobody Confesses the Mystery of the Rocket Hitting the Moon, Now Revealed Tech – 5 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Last year, a mysterious double crater was discovered on the Moon. A number of experts believe the gap was created because a Chinese rocket hit the surface of the Earth’s satellite.

The accident occurred in March 2022, but the double crater was only discovered June 24, 2022. The size of the overlapping craters is 19.5 yards in the eastern part and 17.5 yards in the western crater.

Since last year, speculation has suggested that the Long March 3C caused the crater. The rocket carrying the Chang’e-5 T1 aircraft was launched in October 2014.


A new paper published November 16 strengthens that argument. The research leader, who is a Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering doctoral student, Tanner Campbell, explained his analysis using data-based telescope observations.

From the results of his research, it was concluded that the Long March 3C rocket body caused a hole on the surface of the Moon or what is known as WE0913A. The research team has evidence of how objects move and what they are made of.

“In this paper, we present a trajectory and spectroscopy analysis using ground-based telescope observations that shows WE0913A is the body of the Long March 3C rocket from the Chang’e 5-T1 mission,” said Campbell, quoted from Space, Friday (24/11/2023).

The researchers compared the light curve or brightness relative to the time of this event with thousands of space objects. They made it using computer simulations. To make double holes of almost the same size, he said they need the same mass.

China itself denies that its rocket was the perpetrator in this incident. Last year, China said the Long March 3C burned up in the atmosphere shortly after the Chang’e 5 T1 was launched.

However, it turns out that China’s statement was denied by the US Space Command. According to them last year, Long March 3C was never seen re-entering Earth.

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