For 55 years, scientists have not fully understood how the moon was formed, and why the far side and the near side look drastically different. Now, they believe they finally have solved this mystery, and Trace is here to tell you all about it.
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55-year old dark side of the Moon mystery solved
“The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria.”
Dark side of the moon: 55-year-old mystery solved
“This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem and dates back to 1959, when the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 transmitted the first images of the ‘dark’ side of the moon back to Earth.”
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“Scientists have pinned down the birth date of the moon to within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system – the best timeline yet for the evolution of our planet’s natural satellite.”
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“Attentive observers on Earth might notice that the moon essentially keeps the same side facing our planet as it passes through its orbit.”
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