SpaceX Junk is About to Hit the Moon

Update: The object expected to hit the Moon on March 4th has now been identified to be a Chinese booster stage, NOT the SpaceX debris originally tracked. Click here to read more.

Part of a SpaceX rocket that was launched in 2015 is about to hit the Moon on March 4th. This piece of space junk is the second stage of a SpaceX rocket that has been floating in a chaotic orbit for the past 7 years.

Credit: SpaceX on Unsplash

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Rebecca Jean Beamer

Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove project. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories. Always stay curious!