Thursday, February 2, 2012

The other side of the moon [ captured for the first time ]

Good news for the Astronomers!! Here is the far side of the moon - captured fro the first time.

The far side of Earth’s only natural satellite has been photographed before (by Apollo 16, for example), but there has been no ground exploration there and no video was ever taken.
Now, one of NASA’s twin GRAIL spacecrafts has captured a video of Moon’s far side for the first time.

In the 30-second video, you can see Moon’s heavily cratered, rough surface; notable sights include Moon’s north pole, the 560-mile-wide Mare Orientale impact basin and, near the bottom of the screen, the 93-mile-wide Drygalski crater.

Video credit: NASA
[shared via Mashable ]


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