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The "Beresheet" lunar robot before its launch.

NASA photographed the crash site of Israel’s failed moon lander, and it’s not pretty

NASA found the Beresheet moon lander's crash site via its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The agency posted images of the area on Wednesday.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, says the space agency needs more money to send people to the moon in 2024 as part of its "Artemis" program.
The surface of the moon from 342 miles (550 kilometers) away. Beresheet, the first private lunar spacecraft, took this photo from lunar orbit on April 8, 2019.

NASA said the moon is shrinking like a raisin, and experiencing ‘moonquakes’ that are cracking its brittle surface

The moon's interior is cooling down, making it about 150 feet "skinnier" over the last several hundred million years, NASA said Monday.
Jeff Bezos unveils a model of Blue Origin's "Blue Moon" lunar lander on May 9, 2019, in Washington DC.

Jeff Bezos has unveiled an enormous ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander to ferry payloads — and maybe people — to the moon’s s...

Jeff Bezos unveiled a moon lander at a Blue Origin event on Thursday. Here's what the "Blue Moon" vehicle looks like and what Bezos says it will do.
Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin's lunar lander concept, called Blue Moon, in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019.

Jeff Bezos unveils a giant lunar lander that he says is ‘going to the moon’ and will help Blue Origin populate space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, unveiled a giant lunar lander on Thursday at an event about the progress of his spaceflight company, Blue Origin.
An occultation of Saturn and the moon, as seen from South Africa on March 29, 2019, using a smartphone mounted to a telescope.

A photographer recorded Saturn ‘touching’ the moon with his smartphone, and the pictures are stunning

Grant Petersen of South Africa spent months preparing to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Saturn using a Galaxy S8 phone and a telescope.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israeli scientists’ attempt at the first private moon landing failed because of a glitch that caused a high-speed crash into the lunar surface

SpaceIL reported that a technical glitch in one of Beresheet's components caused the spacecraft's main engine to malfunction.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israel’s first mission to the moon fails at the last minute, crashes into the lunar surface

Beresheet, a privately funded $100 million effort to land a dishwasher-size probe on the moon, failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.
The surface of the moon from 342 miles (550 kilometers) away. Beresheet, the first private lunar spacecraft, took this photo from lunar orbit on April 8, 2019.

Israeli scientists tried to pull off the first private moon landing, but the robotic probe failed and crashed into the lunar surface

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, launched its Beresheet robot on a SpaceX rocket in February. However, the probe failed to soft-land on the lunar surface.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.