Moonlighting

“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall on the Dark Side of the Moon…”

The Astrowright has been doing some lunatic slow blogging on an interesting problem:

The Nearside of the Moon


from Ron Hodges – NASA medialibrary

The Farside


from apod

One of these is not like the other…

Jason discusses how we came to be thinking about these things in Part I:

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall on the Dark Side of the Moon I: The Lunar Farside Highlands Problem

It is an interesting problem.

The dichotomy is not superficial


From GRAIL press release 2011

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall on the Dark Side of the Moon II: Thinking About Earthshine
We had an idea that maybe we could figure out what the essential ingredient in the peculiar morphology of the Moon was, and tomorrow, the paper comes out.

Stay tuned.

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