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A strange-looking scar on the moon has astronomers wondering whether the cause of this peculiar impact feature is a piece of space debris that smashed into the lunar surface or a spacecraft that made a planned crash landing decades ago.
For one, the impact appears too large to have been caused by a spacecraft that was only a few meters tall, Ashley said. Initial observations estimate that the rubble site measures about 280 feet (85 meters) across, but it's difficult to see the crater's rim i
"The truth is that we are not sure what caused this impact feature," Ashley wrote. "We are currently re-targeting the area under a higher incidence angle to help with crater rim measurements. Stay tuned!"