Recently, NASA released an incredible two minute long video of the dark side of the moon.
Generally, a large number of people believe that they are pretty familiar from the entire moon. Unfortunately, they are unaware of the fact that they merely view one side of the moon from Earth. The lunar surface is tidally locked to Earth which makes it impossible to get a look of other sides of the moon. Thus, spacecrafts are the only way to get a closer view of other regions.
Scientists were quite eager to get a glimpse of the hidden side of lunar surface. Hence, they sent Lunar Reconnaissance specifically for this purpose in 1959. The orbiter of NASA passed each and every side of the moon. It used its accurate laser altimeter along with camera to accumulate data of every side. It captured a few detailed images of the far side of the moon as well. It was the first time when scientists got a chance to get a glimpse of the dark side.
The government space agency utilized the mapping data of Lunar Reconnaissance for the creation of video. Surprisingly, it reveals that the ‘dark side’ is covered with numerous dissimilar craters.
A spokesman of NASA explained the video in detail. He informs that the region is coated with several big and small craters. It also includes one of the biggest and oldest features of the solar system.