NASA has admitted that one of its spaceships was smitten by an unidentified flying object traveling as fast as a speeding bullet.
In Oct 2014, the Lunar Reconnaissance Satellite (LRO) was hit by a tiny object – but lived to divulge the tale.
An artist’s opinion of Nasa’s Lunar Probe Orbiter
The collision caused a unusual glitch in the LRO’s cameras (which you can see in the artwork below), causing it to produce representation showing “jagged model”.
Alien hunters spend hours poring upon the footage produced by the probe’s footage of the lunar top and even claimed it has recorded basis of alien bases on the moon.
On the other hand, Nasa thinks “a diminutive natural meteorite” was to pick for the collision.
This is the strange carbon snapped after a meteorite crocked into Nasa’s lunar dig out
Mark Robinson, a professor at Arizona Homeland University’s school of environment and space exploration, said: “LROC was smitten and survived to keep exploring the daydream.”
He suggested a tiny meteorite hit the place probe, knocking its cameras so they produced a “ferocious and jittery” image of the idle’s surface.
“The meteor was travelling much faster than a hurrying bullet,” Robinson added.
“In this occasion, LROC did not dodge a speeding smoke, but rather survived a speeding smoke!”
Nasa also revealed why it took so extensive to release details of the collision.
“Since the brownie presented no technical problems for the fitness and safety of the instrument, the team is single now announcing this event as a Very interesting example of how engineering data can be Euphemistic pre-owned, in ways not previously anticipated, to dig what is happing to the spacecraft on 236,000 miles from the Ground,” said John Lecturer, LRO project scientist at NASA’s Physicist Space Flight Center.
This resolution is unlikely to convince excitable UFO spotters who deem there are secret alien pedestal hidden on the moon.
But most community will probably take Nasa’s account at face value.