It was so close. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL very nearly landed its Beresheet spacecraft on the surface of the moon earlier this year, but an engine glitch on the way down doomed the mission to a crash landing.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found the lander's final resting place.
The dark smudge Beresheet left behind is about 33 feet (10 meters) wide. A lighter halo surrounds it.
LRO's orbit put it into position to snap the area on April 22 at a distance of 56 miles (90 kilometers) above the moon's surface.
"From so far away, LROC could not detect whether Beresheet formed a surface crater upon impact. It's possible the crater is just too small to show up in photos," NASA said. The agency said it's also possible the spacecraft left a small indentation rather than a crater.