A 3-ton rocket that had been on a lunar mission in previous years hit the moon at high speed on Friday, possibly leaving debris. Has created a visible collision for lunar orbiters.
As it turns out, we need to add another crater to the list of lunar craters because, according to orbital calculations, the remnants of a 3-ton rocket that had been left in space for years, on Friday to the moon. crashed. The collision was not directly observed, and we may only soon see images of the collision site.
According to astronomer Bill Gray, who was the first to predict the collision. The collision occurred at 12:25 a.m. (15:55 Tehran time) in the middle of the lunar cycle. "The four-ton structure is racing in space at a speed of about 9,300 kilometers per hour, creating an aperture of 10 or 20 meters," he told AFP. It was calculated using ground-based telescope observations. "We had a lot of tracking data for this object, and nothing affects it except gravity and sunlight," he said. No official body is responsible for cataloging and tracking deep space debris. Gary is an independent contractor who developed NASA-based orbital computing software that tracks and monitors man-made space debris so that scientists do not confuse it with asteroids and study it for no reason.
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this rocket in the crater called "Hertzsprung" Slightly larger than the US state of Iowa, it hit the moon. This range is far enough away that it poses no threat to the landing sites of Apollo missions or other missions. AGI, a modeling software company, has created an animation of how the collision occurred. Chang'e 5-T1 was launched in 2014 as part of the Chinese space Agency's lunar exploration program. Beijing, however, denied responsibility, saying the booster in question "entered the Earth's atmosphere safely and burned completely." He is confused and is actually talking about a missile that was launched much later. In any case, only NASA's lunar reconnaissance orbiter and India's Chandrayan-2 spacecraft, which both orbit the moon, will be able to image the crater.
Planetary scientist Paul Hayne "The impact of this rocket is a random test that can reveal a lot about how the planet's natural surfaces collide," said the University of Colorado Boulder. "Having a deeper understanding of impact physics will help researchers interpret the effects of collisions on remote areas of the moon, as well as Earth and other planets." He stressed, however, that finding it was a challenge that could take "weeks to months." According to Gray, both probes will only be able to observe each area once a month. This is the first time an unintentional collision with the moon has been predicted. The spacecraft had previously deliberately hit the moon for scientific purposes, for example on Apollo missions to test seismometers. Also in 2009, NASA launched its Lcross satellite in search of water on the surface of the moon.
On the moon, expressing concern that not enough is being done to track space debris.
Cover photo and video: Graphic design of rocket debris
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Sources: Science Alert, CNet