Rogue rocket stage set to hit the moon today

A rogue rocket stage is on its way to oblivion Friday (March 4), bound for an unintentional crash into the moon.

The event will take place at 7:25 a.m. EST (1225 GMT) on the lunar far side, meaning it will be out of view of ground-based telescopes. Even NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will not get a look at the crash, but the agency has pledged to seek out the resulting crater — a process that could take weeks or months.