Kaguya says goodbye cruel water, smashes into Moon (PICS)

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#2
At first I thought something went wrong with the mission. In fact, crashing was part of it. I don't know if that was necessary though or it's for another reason. The still images were good but the video is of course, better.
 

Twitch

Registered Member
#3
Didn't it crash into the moon to see if there was frozen water in that crater?

But yes, those photos are very impressive.
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#4
Yes, that was part of it.

Impactors have been used for decades. Helps to analyze soil without the cost of a manned landing or a rover (both of which would be millions more). It also mapped out the whole moon in glorious 3D so nations like the US and China can plan where to land next and where to set up future bases.