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For The First Time Ever, We Can See What's Really On The "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Feb 11, 2015
According to NASA's mission documents, The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched in June 2009 with the goal of learning more about the moon. So what does this really mean? The Orbiter gathered pictures, video and other data that scientists can use to either expand research or draw conclusions.

Data from this mission has been extensive because of the seven unique instruments on board the spacecraft. So, in 2010, NASA started releasing it a portion at a time. Some of the findings have been focused on the "other side" of the moon. For example, the data has shown how the moon differs in landscape view compared to the side of the moon seen from Earth.
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