By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer A spacecraft launched in the 1960s is thought to have been found on the dark side of the moon.
Lunar Orbiter 2 was launched by NASA in 1967 for the purpose of documenting possible landing sites for the upcoming Apollo missions, it took over 800 photographs before it went down somewhere on the far side of the moon and its location had never been found, that is until now. Picked up in images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the location of the crash site has now been determined for the first time.
NASA scientists have found the crash site, pictured above, of a spacecraft set into orbit during the early 60s. This one–thankfully–is not crawling with Decepticons. They believe it is the missing Lunar Orbiter 2 which disappeared back in 1967 during a passage over the far side of the moon, when the craft went out of telescope and radio range.
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