Hut on the moon? Close-up shows: “Mysterious” object is just a stone

The strange object that the Chinese moon rover Yutu 2 discovered on Earth’s satellite in early December is not a hut. A more detailed close-up shows – unsurprisingly – that it is a boulder.

The prospect of a “mysterious hut” on the moon had electrified space travel fans around the world in early December – even if it was of course clear that the object that the Chinese moon rover Yutu 2 had discovered was probably a rock formation. In any case, Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit) set off for the rock about 80 meters away – and is there now …

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