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What Does "The Dark Side" Of The Moon Look Like?

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Danielle Andrew

Editorial Intern

clockJun 30 2015, 12:05 UTC
818 What Does "The Dark Side" Of The Moon Look Like?
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Despite Pink Floyds popular album implying otherwise, there is no dark side of the moon. Light from the sun reaches all of the moon - but half of that reflected light never reaches Earth. Thanks to tidal locking, every time you look at the moon, you're seeing the same side.

Now NASA has released this stunning footage captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing us the far side of the satellite.

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