WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Six months ago, NASA's LADEE probe went out with a bang, slamming into the surface of the moon after little more than half a year on the job. Earlier this week, one of NASA's veteran lunar probes spotted LADEE's final resting place.
As new photographs captured by the camera of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter show, a small crater marks the spot were LADEE intentionally smashed itself into the moon's surface on April 18, 2014. The crater lies within the larger Sundman V crater, located on the far side of the moon away from the Apollo landing sites. The new imagery confirms LADEE crashed roughly two-tenths of a mile away from where NASA engineers predicted the probe would make impact.