Behold, The Moon As You've Never Seen It Before

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If something about this simulation strikes you as unexperienced, don't worry, you're not picturing things; however the Moon does rotate about its axis as it orbits Earth, you've never in your life seen it rotation quite like this. The Moon is tidally bound to Earth, repeatedly hiding one of its faces from those of us kicking it planetside. Due to a phenomenon known as libration, it's truly possible to spot as much as 59% of the Moon's surface. But the left over 41%, the so-called "far side," was for many years a whole mystery.


But this video, generated from images senr by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, offers us a completely different view of the Moon, one that takes its enigmatic far-side into clear view: 





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