WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- NASA has successfully collected data after two spacecraft -- the Centaur rocket and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) -- impacted the moon's south pole, the space agency said Friday.
NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
impact view is seen in this image released on October 9, 2009.
scientists said it was too early to say whether the mission to
search for supplies of water on the Moon had been a success.
"We have a tremendous amount of data gathered through observation campaign, both ground-based and space-based," said Jennifer Heldmann, coordinator of the LCROSS observation campaign, at a press conference held after the impacts. It will take some time to understand what is seen in the data, Heldmann said.