Orbit debris struck the Moon

On March 4th a rocket part launched eight years ago struck the Moon at Hertzsprung crater on the far side. This debris is the third stage booster from the launch of a Long March 3C rocket that launched China’s Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on October 23, 2014. It has been orbiting in the Earth-Moon system ever since. Chinese officials disagree, claiming that their upper stage burned up in Earth’s atmosphere years ago. Before this, it was thought that the rocket belonged to SpaceX.

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This is the first time that space junk has collided with the lunar surface, according to scientists. But because the collision occurred on the moon’s far side, it could take scientists months to confirm the impact.