NASA 'bomb' moon in search for water
NASA have crashed a spacecraft into the South Pole part of the moon in an attempt to throw up water/ice into the air.
Another unmanned craft was sent to monitor the dust that went sent up after the crash.
The $79m (£49m; 53m euro) mission is called LCROSS (the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite).
There are two main components: the large Centaur rocket upper stage and a smaller "shepherding spacecraft".
The rocket stage hit the Moon at 1231 BST (0731 EDT), travelling at roughly twice the speed of a bullet.
The shepherding spacecraft - designed to look for signs of water in the plume - struck the surface four minutes later.
The identification of water-ice in the impact plume would be a major discovery, scientists say.
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