We crashed on the moon

We crashed on the moon

This is not the first time that a rocket-propelled grenade has completed its course there, but it is not the first time it has been there, the Journal of Science recalls. Nature.

This Friday, March 4, a rocket booster will land on the far side of the moon. Although this is not the first time a man-made object has been sent into space, “This is the first time man-made debris has not been sent into space.” Warns Nature.

For the first time in January, information was circulating that the ownership of this wandering object was attributed to the private company, SpaceX. In fact, it will be a propeller of the Long March 3C rocket, launched by the small Chinese spacecraft Chang 5-.T1To the moon in 2014. It is hoped that the impact of the thruster on our natural satellite will create debris and leave a small crater.

“Astronomers cannot see the impact from Earth because it will occur on the far side of the Moon, potentially in a crater called Herspring. Or next to it, Indicated Nature, But many spacecraft orbiting the moon will try to find it or its consequences.

End of mission or experimental crash

Since Luna 2, the first spacecraft to make contact with a celestial body in 1959, several other spacecraft – or pieces of spacecraft – have crashed on the moon. This is not just a failed moon landing. Some impacts coincide with the end of planned or anticipated missions due to lack of fuel: vehicles in orbit around the moon became inactive and crashed there.

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Others are, ultimately, “experimental crashes” for scientific purposes. “To study how seismic energy from shocks resonates on the Moon, just as NASA exploded parts of large Saturn rockets on the lunar surface during the Apollo mission in the late 1960s and 1970s.” Remember the science journal.

It is not clear exactly how the Chinese booster landed on the moon more than seven years after leaving Earth. Bill Gray, an astronomer who discovered the impending collision, points out that there is no organization tasked with tracking distant objects in space.

“Information available to the public does not come from official government sources. Highlighted Alice GormanSpace Archaeologist at Flinders University, Australia. The positive is that it shows that people can observe the space environment themselves, but this is worrying because it shows a lack of information about facts and responsibilities. ”


Since 1869, this worthy scientific journal – after several months of testing – has received reports of major discoveries in all fields: from biology to physics, including astronomy. His age


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