Rocket crashes into the Moon!

A discarded rocket that is believed to belong to China should have crashed into the moon’s far side by now according to scientists. 

The three-tonne piece of space junk would have left a massive crater if it smashed into the lunar surface as expected at 12:25 GMT (07:25 ET) today. 

Scientists hope to get confirmation of the 5,800mph impact in the coming days, or weeks. 

It would mark the first time that a piece of space junk has accidentally struck the lunar surface. 

The rocket part is believed to be from China’s Chang’e 5-T1 mission launched in 2014.

Experts said it may take weeks to confirm the impact with the help of satellite images. 

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