Instruments from the trailing craft confirm that a large empty rocket barrelled into the moon at 5 pm, followed four minutes later by a probe with cameras taking pictures of the first crash, and gathering signatures of water.
But the big live public splash NASA had hoped for didn't quite happen. Screens got blurred and no immediate pictures of the crash or the large plume of lunar dust were seen.
Recently the Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan had returned images that water was found on the moon as a thin invisible film. Till the scientific analysis is completed, the mystery of water on the moon remains largely unsolved.