Washington, D.C (Web Desk): NASA said a rocket of unknown national origin that crashed into the moon earlier this year produced a double crater on the surface, an unexpected feat.
New images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted two craters after the “mystery rocket body” collided with the moon on March 4.
It created an eastern crater about 19.5 yards in diameter and a western crater about 17.5 yards in diameter.
The agency said in a statement that the double crater might indicate that the rocket had a large mass on each end of it. A rocket that has used up its fuel usually will just have its mass on the end with the motor, with the other side being an empty fuel tank.
The rocket’s origin is uncertain, but the double crater that it produced might reveal its identity, read the release.
So far, no country or agency has taken any responsibility for the collision.