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(The Hill)   Leaping on to the leaderboard for "Understatement of the Year" NASA calls a rocket of unknown national origin that crashed into the moon earlier this year "highly unusual"   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Moon, Apollo 11, rocket of unknown national origin, agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Impact crater, Houston, double crater, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter  
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2022-07-01 1:08:00 PM  
What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?
 
2022-07-01 1:23:15 PM  
Since the dawn of time Man has yearned to destroy the moon.
 
2022-07-01 3:09:02 PM  

edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?


Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.
 
2022-07-01 3:12:18 PM  
I guess the double crater means the rocket contained a payload. The cosmonauts will catch up to it later, open it up, and start building their base.

NASA should send a mission to investigate. Otherwise, this basically proved Space Force and the US in general has abdicated their regulation of space travel.
 
2022-07-01 3:21:59 PM  
Of course, the article doesn't show the farking picture

Heres the actual NASA news release: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasas-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-spots-rocket-impact-site-on-moon

Here's the picture

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2022-07-01 3:33:13 PM  
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2022-07-01 3:34:06 PM  
Double crater is what I call subby's mom.
 
2022-07-01 3:39:48 PM  
Alice Cramden?
 
2022-07-01 3:49:26 PM  
Andy Griffith unavailable for comment.
 
2022-07-01 3:51:00 PM  

natazha: edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?

Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.


They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something
 
2022-07-01 3:53:14 PM  
Space trash estimates are far below what is actually out there.
 
2022-07-01 4:03:17 PM  
China launched a rocket which is probably this one which crashed. It had a name similar to another rocket. China denied this is the other rocket, but has not mentioned the suspected one.
 
2022-07-01 4:06:53 PM  
 
2022-07-01 4:38:13 PM  

LewDux: natazha: edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?

Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.

They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something


The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?
 
2022-07-01 4:47:26 PM  

DoctorWhat: LewDux: natazha: edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?

Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.

They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something

The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?


They clearly said "web telescope".
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2022-07-01 5:12:00 PM  

DoctorWhat: They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something

The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?


The optics wouldn't let you get a clear image. Same reason Hubble never imaged anything closer than Mars.

We have sent probes to all of the planets, and their onboard cameras were designed to produce the best pictures possible. We couldn't use the camera on any of those probes to look out into deep space because the optics aren't designed for that.
 
2022-07-01 5:41:20 PM  
That was just Jeff Bezos covertly testing the launch vehicle for his new weapon of mass destruction from his secret island lair.
 
2022-07-01 6:25:22 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Andy Griffith unavailable for comment.


I need to look that one up. I haven't seen it since broadcast.
 
2022-07-01 6:33:28 PM  
Was it Ol' Musky's stupid Texla?
 
2022-07-01 6:43:53 PM  
"The agency said the double crater might indicate that the rocket had a large mass on each end of it."

Clearly Jeff Bezos added balls to each end of one of his penis rockets, and fired it at the moon from an island that serves as his super secret evil lair.
 
2022-07-01 6:50:04 PM  
History Channel after midnight: It was Aliens
 
2022-07-01 6:55:10 PM  
I'll bet one or more of our government agencies knows exactly whose rocket it was that failed on that moon landing.
 
2022-07-01 7:14:18 PM  

DoctorWhat: LewDux: natazha: edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?

Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.

They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something

The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?


And even ignoring that the Moon is to farking bright/warm for Webb, it would not be able solve the "mystery" anyways.
 
2022-07-01 7:25:36 PM  

indy_kid: DoctorWhat: They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something

The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?

The optics wouldn't let you get a clear image. Same reason Hubble never imaged anything closer than Mars.

We have sent probes to all of the planets, and their onboard cameras were designed to produce the best pictures possible. We couldn't use the camera on any of those probes to look out into deep space because the optics aren't designed for that.


And...

WINDMILLS DON'T WORK THAT WAY!!
 
2022-07-01 9:17:54 PM  
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2022-07-02 2:26:43 AM  
No one is going to be able to launch a Moon rocket from Earth without it being detected. Therefore it must be extraterrestrials who did it.
 
2022-07-02 3:52:40 AM  

DoctorWhat: LewDux: natazha: edmo: What would be heavy on the non-engine end? Non-deployed satellite?

Most likely you are correct, but I suspect it will be 50 years or more before someone can actually take a close look.

They could use web telescope but won't because they are hiding something

The Webb telescope that is literally designed to never point towards the Earth, Moon, or Sun so that it's focal plane gets cold enough to work?


Coincidence? I don't think so
 
2022-07-02 6:37:38 AM  

Birnone: No one is going to be able to launch a Moon rocket from Earth without it being detected. Therefore it must be extraterrestrials who did it.


I was kinda thinking this, or at least the first sentence. Wouldn't the systems that detects ICBMs see anything that left the earth? If so, does this effectively eliminates China and Russia since these two are the ones such systems closely monitor?
 
2022-07-02 10:23:47 AM  
Maybe when it hit, it opened up a hollow spot next to it.
 
2022-07-02 6:43:24 PM  

WelldeadLink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_5-T1#Third_stage_disposal


Yeah, this isn't a "mystery", we've known for some time exactly what it was and confirmed it, and for some reason china denies it's theirs. God damn The Hill sucks.
 
2022-07-02 6:45:26 PM  
Russia missed Ukraine again?
 
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