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Monday, July 30, 2007

Far side of the moon

So has any human ever seen the far side of moon? I guess, not ! Because this side of the moon always stays away from us. First directly observed by human eyes when the Apollo 8 mission orbited the Moon in 1968. It includes the largest known impact feature in the Solar System: the South Pole-Aitken basin. A good sight for putting radio telescopes !

The Moon now rotates once as it orbits the Earth, allowing for the same side to always face the Earth so that the far side remains a mystery to any Earth-bound observer.

Resources / Read on the web
NASA to put man on far side of moon
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Far side of moon movie (2005)


Nidhi said...

it alwways fascintes me how the moon shows only one of its sides to us...and that too the prettier one!!

arban said...

Would anyone please can explain me: if we have telescopes that we can see thousands and thousands of light years in distance do we have i single telescope that can see Nil Amstrongs vehicle which is left on the moon?

This is science !

When you are speaking to technically illiterate people you must resort to the plausible falsehood instead of the difficult truth.

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