NASA locates debris from India moon lander that crashed

NEW DELHI (AP) — NASA says it has found the debris from India's moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September.

The U.S. space agency has released a photo showing the site of the lander's impact and the debris field, crediting an Indian engineer for helping locate the site.

The engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, says he examined an earlier NASA photo to locate the debris.

India’s space agency lost touch with the Vikram lunar lander after it crash landed during its final approach to the moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.

A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to land a vessel on the lunar surface, and only the third to operate a robotic rover there.