NASA releases first images of the dark side of the Moon

The national space agency released the first ever picture of the dark side of the Moon, pictures captured by the GRAIL mission, on 19th January, with devices onboard two spacecrafts, Ebb and Flow (which by the way, were named by a classroom of fourth graders in Bozeman, Montana, after a nationwide contest).

In the images and the video you can notice the North Pole, as well as Mare Orientale, an impact crater with a diameter of about 900 km.

Andrei’s background is in geophysics, and he published his first scientific paper when he was still an undergrad; now, his main focus is on how geology and geophysics can be applied to understand and protect the environment. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science – and the results are what you see today.

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  • Donny Watson