“When you’re finally up at the moon looking back on earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.” –Frank Borman, Apollo 8
You’ve got to wonder about the Moon. I’m not talking about what it looks like or what it has to teach us about Earth, but why the far side of the Moon looks so different from the side that faces us?
For the past 55 years, we’ve known that the far side looks so very different from the near side, but we weren’t able to figure out why. Well, thanks to Scienceblogs’ very own Steinn Sigurdsson and his collaborators, it looks like we now have the solution!