NASA Releases First Video Footage of the Dark Side of the Moon [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 3rd, 2012

Courtesy of NASA’s GRAIL moon exploration spacecraft, we can see the first video footage of the dark side of the Moon.

From the press release:

A camera aboard one of NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has returned its first unique view of the far side of the moon. MoonKAM, or Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students, will be used by students nationwide to select lunar images for study.

GRAIL consists of two identical spacecraft, recently named Ebb and Flow, each of which is equipped with a MoonKAM. The images were taken as part of a test of Ebb’s MoonKAM on Jan. 19. The GRAIL project plans to test the MoonKAM aboard Flow at a later date.

Hit up the link below to read more about GRAIL and MoonKAM.

NASA Mission Returns First Video From Moon’s Far Side [via Neatorama]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/3/12
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