Chinese rover spots ‘mystery house’ on the moon

A Chinese space rover has spotted what is being referred to as a strange "mystery house" on the far side of the moon.

China's Yutu 2 rover discovered the curious cube on the horizon in the Von Kármán crater in November.

The solar-powered rover, which first landed on the moon almost three years ago, has now been tasked to spend the next two to three months investigating the object.

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The object was 80m from the rover when the first pictures of it were snapped.

Experts expect the object is likely just a large boulder, however, a website affiliated with China's space agency is referring to the object with a Chinese term that translates to "mystery house" or "mystery hut" in English.

The Yutu 2 has been traversing the 186km-wide Von Kármán crater since it landed on the moon with the Chang'e-4 spacecraft on January 3, 2019.

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That side of the moon is never visible from Earth and had never been touched by a space mission prior to the Chang'e-4 expedition.

Yutu 2, which moves on six wheels, had explored 700m of the moon by May.

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