Thursday, February 2, 2012

Moon's Far Side

  • A gravity-mapping spacecraft orbiting the moon has beamed home its first video of the lunar far side — a view people on Earth never see.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • One of NASA's twin GRAIL spacecrafts has captured a video of Moon's far side for the first time. Earth's tidal forces have slowed down Moon's rotation so that it always presents one side to us.
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  • Experts managing the Ebb lunar orbiter have just released the first video the spacecraft made of regions on the far side of the Moon.
  • (Softpedia)
  • (CNN)-- A NASA orbiter has beamed back its first images of the far side of the moon, including scenes of a massive crater caused by an ancient cosmic impact, the space agency announced Wednesday.
  • (CNN)
  • One whole face of the Moon can never be seen from Earth because it does not spin on its axis, meaning we always have a view of the same side.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • Have you met Ebb and Flow? The twin spacecraft entered lunar orbit last month with aims of uncovering the mystery of the Moons formation.
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  • The U.S. space agency NASA releases the first video of the far side of the Moon. The cameras taking the video are part of a project by former astronaut Sally Ride. The project is geared to show students how interesting science is to learn.
  • (IT wire)
  • a 560 mile-wide impact basin that straddles both the Moon's near and far side.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • Temperatures for November, December and January were all 4 to 5 degrees warmer than usual this winter, said Bob Reed, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Moon. Thats an give me four.
  • (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • A spacecraft orbiting the moon has captured the first video of the lunar far side that people on Earth cant see. The video was captured by one of NASAs twin Grail probes using MoonKAM, a camera which will eventually be used by students.
  • (KSTP)

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