The side of the moon which cannot be seen from the Earth is finally revealed by the US space agency, which has released a stunning video revealing the far side of the Moon that cannot be seen from the Earth.
The video showed that there are many more and larger craters than on the side which faces the Earth. What it does not have is large dark spots called maria which is present on the side which can be seen.
NASA stitched together hundreds of terabytes of data to create the animation which is a great achievement for the team. In 1959, the Soviet Luna 3 probe sent back the first grainy images of the moon’s dark side.
Although the darker side of the moon is not always dark, it is illuminated by the same way by the sun to the Earth.
The video was produced using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA’s scientific visualisation studio. Watch the complete video below: