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NASA Releases First Images of Beresheet Crash Site

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US space agency NASA published on Wednesday first images it said may show the crash site of Israeli spacecraft Beresheet.

The images, in black and white, indicate a dark spot about 10 meters wide which ostensibly is where the spacecraft hit the moon.

Last month, the Beresheet was minutes away from making Israel the fourth country to successfully land on the moon when contact was lost and it crashed onto the moon’s surface.

Despite the spacecraft’s successful seven-week journey up to that point, the venture was considered a partial failure due to the crash landing, and Beresheet’s primary funder and SpaceIL President Morris Kahn has since said that work would immediately commence on “Beresheet 2.”