The Lunar Prospector will crash into the Moon on July 31, 1999. Scientists say they chose this date because funding for the project ends on August 1, 1999.
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Lunar Prospector Will Crash Into the Moon!(updated)
News story originally written on August 5, 1999
Lunar Prospector did crash into the Moon. There was no cloud of dust seen from Earth. Scientists have to study data to see if there is any water vapor.
One of NASA's satellites crashed into the Moon, on purpose! Scientists sent Lunar Prospector into the Moon to find water on the surface. When it crashed, scientists hoped a cloud of water will form.
The crash was on July 31, 1999. Lunar Prospector flew into a huge crater near the south pole of the Moon. Some scientists think that instead of water, the crater is made of cement.
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