Did you know that the surface of the moon on the side we do not see is actually different from the side we can see?

When you look up and see the ‘man in the moon’ you are actually looking at the ‘maria’, or seas, that form the flat basins of major impact craters. In 1959 after we got to see the far side (courtesy of the Soviet space program) it was noted that there are far fewer of these ‘seas’ on that side. And no one knew why … and the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem was born.

Well now we think we know the hows and whys.



About xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.
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