What's On The Dark Side Of The Moon?
HWM Singapore|February 2019

No, we’re not talking about the Pink Floyd song.

Koh Wanzi

Back in January, the Chang’e-4 lander touched down gently on the far side of the Moon, making China the first nation to land on the side of the Moon that we never see.

Contrary to popular belief, the dark side of the Moon isn’t always dark, but it is permanently pointed away from Earth. That’s because the Moon spins and revolves around Earth at around the same rate, or once roughly every 27 days. The Moon is said to be tidally locked, and so, to observers on earth, it looks like the Moon never turns.

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