Space Ber & # 39; s Beresheet spacecraft can not make a final drawback to the moon, but it can still contribute to scientific knowledge. An image of the crash site was acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and analyzed for groundwater information.
LRO is an unmanned spacecraft orbiting the moon at an altitude of 50 and 200km (31
The above photos are gathered through Lrow's Narrow Angle Cameras (NAC). There are two NACs in the LRO, which capture panchromatic images at a size of 0.5 meters in a 5km (3.1 mile) swath. They are accompanied by a Wide Angle Camera (WAC) that captures images at a size of 100 meters per pixel in seven bands of the band over a 60km (37 mile) swath. Data from both sets of cameras are then fed into the Sequence and Compressor System (SCS). Together, NACs, WAC, and SCS comprise the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera which takes detailed moon overview images.
In the case of Beresheet effects images, it is not clear whether the effect creates surface crust or not. "In the size of the NAC image we do not see a crater; it's probably one but it's just too small to see," explains Dr. Mark Robinson for Arizona State University in a statement. As a substitute, he said, the craft could affect the surface at a low angle to make a gouge rather than a crater. Or perhaps because the craft is very small and fragile and does not travel at a very high speed, it disintegrated into effect and did not make a crank at all.
Although the Beresheet landing is unsuccessful, it can still be a valuable scientist in the lunar environment. It is classified as a minor impact of the event, as two previous spacecraft affecting the Moon: GRAIL affected in 2012 and LADEE affected in 2014. These events can help scientists understand how the weather changes of the month, or regolith.