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China moon rover will investigate cube-shaped 'mystery' object on lunar far side

The Yutu-2 rover is on a roll. It’s been exploring the far side of the moon since early 2019 as part of China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander mission. It now has its eyes set on a strange-looking cube-shaped object it spotted in the distance.

Andrew Jones, a journalist who covers the Chinese space program for SpaceNews and, highlighted a new rover update in a series of tweets Friday. The nickname for the cube-shaped object translates to “mystery house.”

The rover team is planning to drive over and get a closer look at the object.

As with Yutu-2’s intriguing discovery of a “gel-like” substance inside a crater in 2019, don’t get too excited for aliens. That substance turned out to be glassy-looking rock. And as far as I know, Stanley Kubrick never planted a monolith on the real moon, and those metal sculptures that were once all the rage on Earth haven’t made the trek across space.”

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