caption A simulated view of the moon from its far side with Earth in the background. source NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio People often say “dark side” of the moon when referring to the lunar face we can’t see from Earth. This common use of the phrase is wrong – the term scientists use is the “far side.” One lunar side … [Read more...] about There is a ‘dark side’ of the moon, but you are probably using the term incorrectly all of the time
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caption China landing its Chang’e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon is an early phase of an ambitious program of space exploration. source Shayanne Gal/Business Insider China landed a spacecraft called Chang’e 4 on the moon’s far side for the first in human history. A rover and lander will study lunar geology, look for water ice, scan the … [Read more...] about ‘This is more than just a landing’: Why China’s mission on the far side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the world
Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology. Q: What is the "dark side" of the moon? A: The short answer? It's a misnomer. A cool-sounding misnomer! But a misnomer. Assuming they aren't talking about the Pink Floyd album or the French mockumentary, people who say "the dark side of the moon" are almost always referring to the moon's far … [Read more...] about What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?
Dave Mosher, provided by Published 3:36 pm PST, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 NASA The last time NASA landed a spacecraft on the moon was in December 1972. The US space agency said it's about to announce "moon partnerships" with American companies to return to the lunar surface. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed the new moon missions will occur "sooner … [Read more...] about NASA administrator: ‘The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we’re doing it sooner than you think!’
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