NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a 10-meter-wide moon crater resulting from Russia's Luna-25 mission's crash in August 2023.
Luna-25 was Russia's first lunar landing attempt in 47 years, but it failed when the probe lost control during descent.
The mission's objective was to explore the moon's unvisited south pole and study soil, temperature, and radiation for a year.
Russia's space ambitions have faced challenges due to underfunding, corruption, technical issues, and competition from other nations.
Despite setbacks, Russia plans to continue lunar missions and collaborate with China on a lunar research base.
Concerns exist about Russia's anti-satellite activities and space weapon tests, impacting space security and stability.