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Title: The Moon's backside
Post by: Mr Nice Guy on Thu 6 August, 2015 - 11:39 pm
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/dscovrepicmoontransitfull.gif?itok=m-pCEXqi)

A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.

The images were captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting 1 million miles from Earth. From its position between the sun and Earth, DSCOVR conducts its primary mission of real-time solar wind monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

moon crossing the earth
This animation features actual satellite images of the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope, and the Earth - one million miles away.

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Title: Re: The Moon's backside
Post by: Collie on Fri 7 August, 2015 - 08:42 pm
      :ny1:     where are the aliens?


Title: Re: The Moon's backside
Post by: Red on Fri 7 August, 2015 - 08:48 pm
On the other side.  :idea:


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