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

Dark Side of the Earth: What would happen if our planet became tidally…

There's a reason we only ever see one side of the Moon. It's tidally locked to the Earth, presenting only one side to us as it orbits around the planet. Tidal locking is a fate that befalls lots of planetary bodies, and it can wreak havoc on the surface. » 2/01/13 11:00am 2/01/13 11:00am