We round out this week's blogs with a bit of space news courtesy of S.D. You might recall that China landed a solar-powered surface rover on the far ("dark") side of the Moon, called Yutu-2.
And while it has found a number of odd little things, this one may not be so little, while it certainly for the moment qualifies as "odd":
As can be seen from the picture accompanying the article, there is a "cube" sticking up in the distance against the dark sky, and so regular and "cubic" are its features that even the Chinese are calling it the "mystery house":
Interestingly enough, to the immediate right of the "mystery house" there appears to be a small flat rectangular feature, perhaps a "mystery porch". According to the article the object, whatever it is, is approximately 80 meters distant from the rover.
Additionally, in roughly the exact middle of the cube or "mystery house" there appears to be a rather straight black vertical line bisecting the "mystery house", a feature arguing even more for the possibility that we might be looking at something "not natural" but artificial.
We don't, and won't, know until the Chinese rover gets over there and takes a closer look, assuming, of course, that the Chinese would tell everyone else if indeed they found something "unusual."
But perhaps they already suspect on the basis of preliminary analysis that they're looking at something highly anomalous.
After all, they're the ones calling it a "mystery house."
Time will tell.
See you on the flip side...