Washington, Oct 9: NASA landed two spacecrafts at a crater near the lunar south pole of the moon's surface to find hidden ice.
However, as the 2.3-tonne rocket hit the Cabeus crater at 1131 GMT, no light was visible.
The US space agency reported that a second spacecraft was also sent to collect and relay key data back to Earth.
NASA showed the crashes live on the Internet.
NASA scientists said that frozen water may be present in the moon's craters for billions of years as lack of sunlight protects any ice from evaporation into the thin lunar atmosphere.