GRAIL's trajectory across the moon

The GRAIL spacecrafts' crash site, near the lunar North Pole, is marked with a red circle.  Also noted: places where Russian and U.S. spacecraft have landed on the moon. Mission planners deliberately tried to avoid these "lunar heritage sites."

( NASA/JPL-Caltech )

The GRAIL spacecrafts' crash site, near the lunar North Pole, is marked with a red circle. Also noted: places where Russian and U.S. spacecraft have landed on the moon. Mission planners deliberately tried to avoid these "lunar heritage sites."

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