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China’s Yutu 2 rover has spotted what Chinese researchers are calling a “mysterious hut” on the far side of the moon.
The rover, whose name means “jade rabbit” in Mandarin, recorded a blurry image of the cube-shaped object as the rover made its way across the moon’s Von Kármán crater. Looking to the north on Oct. 29, the mission’s 36th lunar day, the rover spotted the “mysterious hut” around 260 feet (80 meters) away, the China National Space Administration outreach program Our Space posted on the Chinese social network Weixin on Dec. 3.
The strange irregularity in the landscape was seen protruding above an otherwise uniform and unremarkable horizon, and there was a small impact crater next to it, Our Space researchers wrote in the statement.