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"The quality of the video is excellent and should energize our MoonKAM students as they prepare to explore the moon," said Maria Zuber, Grail principal investigator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, in a statement accompanying the video's release today (Feb. 1).

Because the moon is tidally locked with Earth, it only presents one face to the planet's surface (the near side). The side of the moon that faces away from Earth is the far side. Only robotic spacecraft and Apollo astronauts who orbited the moon in the 1960s and 1970s have seen the far side of the moon directly.

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i am really wanting to see how far they get into this.
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Nice to find something new! They should do the same with Mars!
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We gotten plenty of photos of the dark side of the moon...I mean we have maps of the entire moon surface.

I think this was just the first video of it. Not that big of a deal since it doesn't tell us anything more than the pics do.

I am not familiar with this "Grail" project...I hope this was not its only goal
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We gotten plenty of photos of the dark side of the moon...I mean we have maps of the entire moon surface.
I think this was just the first video of it. Not that big of a deal since it doesn't tell us anything more than the pics do.
I am not familiar with this "Grail" project...I hope this was not its only goal

I was gonna say like we have sats past the solar system and this is the first of the back side of the moon?
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Now this is some return on our NASA funding. I guess the next step would be to send some men to the moon.
    
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The first comment on that story is absolutely priceless.
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in truth I really would like to know what these guys from naza are going to tell us that they see on the far side of the moon.Everyone knows that, that side is a alien base, of extraterrestrial that work on MOON SPACESHIP, in order to orbite Earth in precise timing, as it has ben from the begining, as it is now, and as it will be in the future. They don't want any humans in there, this is why nasa stop sending apolo missions because the last astronauts have been warned to not return to the moon. So why nasa keeps spending bilions of dolores in projects that don't take them anywhere further. The only thing I expect is to see pictures of the lunar aliens bases. Then I will have fun.God Bless.
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We gotten plenty of photos of the dark side of the moon...I mean we have maps of the entire moon surface.
I think this was just the first video of it. Not that big of a deal since it doesn't tell us anything more than the pics do.
I am not familiar with this "Grail" project...I hope this was not its only goal

Exactly this, we do have plenty of photos, and what is a video, other than a collection of rapidly taken photos. Not like we really learned anything new. Wonder what all the other sensors would have to say about the dark side other than the optical sensors. Might be a prime site for Gingrich's moon base
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MOONBASE!!!!
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MOONBASE!!!!

my thought exactly, haha
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What no Monolith or Decepticon base? Boring...
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