Matthew HartMon, December 6, 2021, 1:38 PM
The only rover on the “dark side” of the Moon—the side of the Moon permanently facing away from Earth—has eyed something peculiar. On the lunar horizon, the Chinese rover, Yutu 2, has spotted a prominent “mystery hut” object. And while it’s most likely a hunk of lunar rock… We’re personally not ready to rule out an IRL 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith.
Space.com reported on the mystery house on the far side of the Moon, which Yutu 2 eyed in the Von Kármán crater. Yutu 2, a solar-powered rover, landed in the crater in January 2019, thanks to the Chang’e 4 lunar lander. This lunar lander is an aid for the second phase of China’s Lunar Exploration Program, which aims to improve the nation’s lunar exploration technology.