Israel’s Moon probe snaps a final photo before crashing

Beresheet (in the beginning) didn’t land successfully, but it sure did take a great pic

Image credit: Images from SpaceIL/Beresheet Spacecraft

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Beresheet into a high Earth orbit on February 22nd. It spent the next couple of months leisurely making its way toward the Moon’s orbit, and was supposed to land on the northern hemisphere. The technique, while unusual, was designed to save fuel — once the probe landed, it would have had power for only a couple of days at most.

Source: Israel’s Moon probe snaps a final photo before crashing

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