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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:30 AM

'Rotating moon' filmed by Nasa - video

Nasa video footage shows what the moon would look like as it rotates. The images are impossible to witness from Earth, because the moon is 'tidally locked' to it, meaning only one of its faces ever points toward the planet. These timelapse pictures were captured using Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the moon at an altitude of 50km.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2013/sep/20/rotating-moon-space-nasa-video

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:48 PM

1. Gee, we got the dirty side of the moon

I wonder if we'd been in as big a rush to get there if we had been presented with the somewhat less interesting side.

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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:11 AM

2. It's a mark on how much pounding there was in the early system

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