A Stunning Glimpse Of The Moon's Phases As Seen From The Other Side

Our moon is tidally locked to the Earth, which means we never get to see its opposite side. But there's a prevailing notion that the far side is perpetually shrouded in darkness. This is absolutely not true, as this visualization from NASA beautifully illustrates. » 2/06/15 6:30am 2/06/15 6:30am

Our very first glimpse of the Moon's far side

Exactly 54 years ago, the Soviet Union’s Luna 3 Probe opened its camera shutter and snapped the first pictures of the lunar far side — a sight that had eluded human eyes since the beginning of time. » 10/08/13 8:50am 10/08/13 8:50am

Behold, the Moon as you've never seen it before

If something about this animation strikes you as unfamiliar, don't worry, you're not imagining things; though the Moon does rotate about its axis as it orbits Earth, you've never in your life seen it spin quite like this. » 9/16/13 2:40pm 9/16/13 2:40pm