Sunday, February 05, 2012

Revisiting the past of lunar exploration

Missing spacecraft reappears
In 1967, Lunar Orbiter 2 was put in a trajectory that ended with a crash on the "dark" (unobservable) side of the Moon.  NASA has wondered ever since exactly where it was and what its impact site looked like.  (Some UFO buffs, of course, had their own answer.)  Now they know - it's really a pretty neat, near-symmetrical impact site.

NOTE: Fox put out a headline saying this was the first video ever of the Moon's "dark side."  Folks, read a book. It's nowhere near the first, and the misleading term "dark side" should be stricken from every medium.

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