A strange monolith was also found on the moon (4 photos)

China's space program has completedanother discovery that posed yet another insoluble problem to scientists. Lunar rover Yutu 2, "awakened" after a short rest caused by a cold moonlit night, found a strange monolith on the far side of the moon.

According to the message received by the Nationalкосмическое управление Китая (CNSA) с борта Yutu 2, необычный образец лунного камня, похож на монолитную глыбу. Ученым еще предстоит выяснить историю и происхождение странного объекта схожего с монолитным обелиском с острыми гранями, вертикально возвышающимся над лунной поверхностью.

There are several versions of the appearance of the lunarstone with "raw" nature sharp edges. One by one, the stone was formed as a result of the breaking off of the rock during the fall of the meteorite. Moreover, this happened quite recently by cosmic standards, since the surface of the strange monolith has not yet undergone mechanical processing, as is the case, for example, with pebbles on the beach.

In the near future, morea detailed study of the moonstone, which will be carried out using the Yutu 2 onboard spectrometer called the Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (VNIS). NASA researcher Dan Moriarty noted that the shape of the fragment resembling a "ridge" most likely indicates a relatively young geological age of the rock. At the same time, he suggested that the monolith was formed as a result of an impact ejection from a nearby crater. The VNIS study should also check the version of the monolith's extra-lunar origin.

Source: space