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Tardigrades are just 0.05 inches in length.

A group of tardigrades crashed into the moon in April. The indestructible critters could still be alive.

In April, Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed into the moon. It was carrying microscopic creatures that scientists think may still be alive.
The "Beresheet" lunar robot before its launch.

NASA photographed the crash site of Israel’s failed moon lander, and it’s not pretty

NASA found the Beresheet moon lander's crash site via its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The agency posted images of the area on Wednesday.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israel’s first mission to the moon fails at the last minute, crashes into the lunar surface

Beresheet, a privately funded $100 million effort to land a dishwasher-size probe on the moon, failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.
The surface of the moon from 342 miles (550 kilometers) away. Beresheet, the first private lunar spacecraft, took this photo from lunar orbit on April 8, 2019.

Israeli scientists tried to pull off the first private moon landing, but the robotic probe failed and crashed into the lunar surface

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, launched its Beresheet robot on a SpaceX rocket in February. However, the probe failed to soft-land on the lunar surface.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
Falcon 9 seconds after landing on the droneship — "despite the challenging conditions."

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket booster survived a ‘spicy’ landing at sea after launching the first private moon mission

After Falcon 9 landed, Elon Musk tweeted: "Highest reentry heating to date. Burning metal sparks from base heat shield visible in landing video."
An illustration of "Beresheet," a 1,300-lb robotic lunar robot that could make Israel the fourth country ever to land on the moon's surface.

SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world’s first private lunar landing.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, has launched a 1,300-lb lunar lander called Beresheet on a SpaceX rocket. Its journey to the moon will take two months.
An illustration of SpaceIL's "Beresheet" moon robot landing on the lunar surface.

SpaceX just rocketed the first private mission to the moon — an Israeli lunar lander. Here’s how to watch the launch.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, bought space for its 1,300-pound Beresheet moon lander on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Its launch is scheduled for Thursday.
An illustration of "Sparrow," a 1,300-lb robotic lunar lander that could make Israel the fourth country ever to touch the moon's surface.

This ‘Sparrow’ lunar lander may soon make Israel the 4th country ever to land the moon

SpaceIL, a nonprofit company and former Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is closing in on a launch of its 1,300-lb lunar lander called "Sparrow." The group hopes to launch its robot atop one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets in December, then drop the probe to the lunar surface in February 2019.