A “mystery hut” discovered by a rover on the moon is actually just a rock.
The object - which was spotted by China’s Yutu 2 rover in December - is not a sign of previous celestial activity but rather just a novelty shaped boulder.
The rover’s controllers dubbed the stone as “lifelike” but on closer inspection it was found to not have been anything, let alone a sign of life.
The China National Space Administration made the announcement on the social media site WeChat, writing: “The "mysterious hut" as tall as the Arc de Triomphe turned out to be very small when approached.
“The drivers were a little disappointed. Just as everyone was lost, a driver stared at the enlarged picture and covered his mouth and exclaimed: "Gosh! This is... Yutu!"'