The four-ton piece of the rocket hasn’t been heard from since it launched an American satellite called DSCOVR. It could make a 65-foot crater on the far side of the moon.
This article misidentifies the object that is expected to collide with the moon on March 4. The astronomers’ calculations about the object’s trajectory and expected impact are accurate.
But new information from a NASA engineer suggested the object identification is part of a SpaceX rocket was incorrect, now believed to be part of a Chinese rocket launched a few months ago
SpaceX will be getting to the moon a bit more than a month from now, far earlier than expected.
SpaceX, the rocket company started by Elon Musk, has been selected by NASA to provide the spaceship that will take its astronauts back to the surface of the moon.
Instead, it is the four-ton upper stage of a SpaceX rocket launched seven years ago that is to crash into the moon on March 4, based on recent observations and calculations by amateur astronomers.
Impact is predicted for 7:25 AM Eastern time and while there is still some uncertainty in the exact time and place rocket piece is not going to miss the moon said Bill Gray developer of Project Pluto
A suite of astronomical software used to calculate the orbits of asteroids and comets It's very certain that it's going to hit & it will hit within minutes & probably within a few kilometers Gray said