"Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity."
This very sharp mosaic (1st image) from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s wide angle camera shows the other side of the Moon, unfamiliar to us.
I added the image of familiar lunar side for the comparison. Surprisingly, the rough and battered surface of the farside looks very different from the nearside covered with smooth dark plains. The likely explanation is that the farside crust is thicker, making it harder for molten material from the interior to flow to the surface and form the smooth mare.
Image credit: 1. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State Uni./Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2. Gregory H. Revera
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"One Man, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, Two Nunchucks."
up in the air like Mary Lou Retton
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