Experts have confirmed that 3 tons of unknown material will be colliding with the moon at a rate of 5800 miles per hour, causing moon dust to be spread and a crater to be left behind, according to CBS News.
Bill Gray, an asteroid tracker, believes the material to be the third stage of a Chinese rocket test sample from 2014. Still, Chinese experts do not agree with the assessment, as ministry officials said the upper stage had burned up when it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.
However, authorities cannot determine precisely where the current junk has come from. Experts have confirmed that the material will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph on 02/04/2022.
Experts say it could take up to months to confirm the impact through satellite images. Scientists expect the remnants to leave a hole 33 feet to 66 feet across and for the impact to send dust flying hundreds of miles across the moon.