Showing All Sides of the Moon

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA creates a 360 degree video of the moon with images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

     Using images taken by the Wide Angle Camera onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to fully map the surface of themoon in a way we’ve never seen before.  On Earth, we only see one side of the moon because the duration of its rotation is equal to the time it takes to orbit our planet.  This new video shows what it would look like if we weren’t locked into this synchronicity.  Of course it’s a view we could never have.   So there is no dark side just a side we can’t see.