Nasa aims to make observations from space junk collision with Moon

28/1/2022 2:59:00 AM

Nasa aims to make observations from space junk collision with Moon

https://str.sg/wdSaWASHINGTON (AFP) - Nasa said Thursday (Jan 27) it aims to survey the crater formed when the remains of a SpaceX rocketare expected to crash into the Moon in early March,calling the event"an exciting research opportunity."The rocket was deployed in 2015 to put a Nasa satellite into orbit and its second stage, or booster, has been floating in the cosmos ever since, a common fate for such pieces of space technology.

"On its current trajectory, the second stage is expected to impact the far side of the Moon on March 4, 2022," a Nasa spokeswoman told AFP.The impact of the rocket chunk weighing four tons will not be visible from Earth in real time, nor will Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is currently orbiting the Moon, be in a"position to observe the impact as it happens," the spokeswoman said.

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