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Astrogeological maps reveal the Moon's far side


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Many people refer to it incorrectly as its "dark" side, but the far side of our moon actually receives about as much light, on average, as the side facing Earth... you'd just never know it, because the Moon's rotation is such that the same side is perpetually facing us (the result of a phenomenon known as tidal locking).


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Ever read a book called 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami?

There are two Moons, the normal one and a second smaller green one appears in a double world - bit of a cult book in three vols.

Read it for our reading group.

Now that would set new challenges for us - keep gazing :-)

Ade

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