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China's Mission to the Darkside of the Moon

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posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Never mind, carry on I figured it out. On 40 min of sleep language malfunctions
I honestly thought, what on earth is earth doing on the moon. 😁
I got hung up on Geo.

Thank for keeping me honest Phage👍




posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: lostbook
The terrain of the far side is dramatically different from that of the near side. The mass distribution also seems to be quite different.


The funny thing is, the NEAR side is the odd one. Most of the other airless, heavily-cratered bodies in the solar system show a much more even distribution of impact features of all types. They look much like the lunar far-side. As near as I can tell, only our moon has a large concentration of mare-type large impact features clustered on one side.



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: Saint Exupery

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: lostbook
The terrain of the far side is dramatically different from that of the near side. The mass distribution also seems to be quite different.


The funny thing is, the NEAR side is the odd one. Most of the other airless, heavily-cratered bodies in the solar system show a much more even distribution of impact features of all types. They look much like the lunar far-side. As near as I can tell, only our moon has a large concentration of mare-type large impact features clustered on one side.


I think it's a clue of sorts.. I'd bet there are artifacts of a past civ. buried there somewhere.



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 09:35 PM
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Im sorry, what? "No darkside"?

The moon has a unique, synchronous orbit. It has a darkside relative to us, not absolute of course. Is that what you meant?

Sidereal: 27.3 days.

Synodic: 29.5 days.

but it's far more complex. Even Cassini's laws don't describe it perfectly. And it's a very interesting physical object too...
edit on 10/17/2016 by drphilxr because: minor syntax



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 09:38 PM
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Is that what you meant?
I meant that there is no side of the Moon which does not receive sunlight.



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: drphilxr

Is that what you meant?
I meant that there is no side of the Moon which does not receive sunlight.


so google is wrong?
www.google.com...


Tidal forces from Earth have slowed down the Moon's rotation so that the same side is always facing the Earth, a phenomenon called tidal locking. The other face, most of which is never visible from the Earth, is therefore called the "far side of the Moon".



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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so google is wrong?
Well, I didn't read the whole article. But the part you linked is correct.
What's your point?



posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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how does the dark side of the moon get sunlight if the moon does not ever rotate? The dark side never faces earth

ETA. sorry I see your point, got it.


edit on 17-10-2016 by gmoneystunt because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 03:24 AM
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I can see China selling pieces of the Moon now.



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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China has released all it's image data and it is available to download - they just took their sweet time about it. I don't think they'll waste any time telling everyone about their glorious achievements in the name of the Party.

Their images show nothing different to Japan's, India's, thhe USSR, the modern LRO or the vintage Lunar Orbiter's images.

What will be different here is the view, and the data, from the ground. Finally there'll be a chance for a stable observatory unaffected by either Earthshine or sunshine. Wish they'd get on with it!



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: drphilxr
The moon has a unique, synchronous orbit.


It's not even close to unique. We know of more than 30 moons in our solar system that are tidally locked, and suspect several more.

List of tidally-locked bodies



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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I hope people are aware, that China just launch 2 astronauts into space 2 days ago.

They will be in space for a month.

Go for China......

www.nytimes.com...

www.theguardian.com...

Some nice clips of the launch.



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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originally posted by: Saint Exupery

originally posted by: drphilxr
The moon has a unique, synchronous orbit.


It's not even close to unique. We know of more than 30 moons in our solar system that are tidally locked, and suspect several more.

List of tidally-locked bodies


what's unique is its distance during eclipse. when you take that into equation, i doubt there's another body like it in our system.



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: jedi_hamster

Not every eclipse completely occludes the sun.

www.timeanddate.com...



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

i didn't say it does. that doesn't make the distance/size ratio any less unique.



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: jedi_hamster
a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

i didn't say it does. that doesn't make the distance/size ratio any less unique.


Unique FOR NOW. In the distant future we wil no longer have them



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: gort51
I hope people are aware, that China just launch 2 astronauts into space 2 days ago.

They will be in space for a month.

Go for China......

www.nytimes.com...

www.theguardian.com...

Some nice clips of the launch.


Yep. people are aware and indeed....go china. Good luck to them



posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: gort51
I hope people are aware, that China just launch 2 astronauts into space 2 days ago.

They will be in space for a month.

Go for China......

www.nytimes.com...

www.theguardian.com...

Some nice clips of the launch.


Yep. people are aware and indeed....go china. Good luck to them


Yes, I'm glad that there's competition is Space now. When there was none, Space exploration was almost non-existant.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: gort51
I hope people are aware, that China just launch 2 astronauts into space 2 days ago.

They will be in space for a month.

Go for China......

www.nytimes.com...

www.theguardian.com...

Some nice clips of the launch.


Yep. people are aware and indeed....go china. Good luck to them


Yes, I'm glad that there's competition is Space now. When there was none, Space exploration was almost non-existant.


You me "manned" space exploration.

Space exploration in general never stopped, and has actually increased over the past few decades.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Syphon

You are correct as this so called other side does get exposed to light, but if the term 'Dark side' is referring to (never visible to us), that is correct....the side that we never see does get its share of light. I'm thinking in order for us to see 'far side' we would have to rely on an off planet imaging device?
Either way..Bring it on. Yes, there are images of the far side as well. Either way, with it being China perhaps they would have an interest in making others looks 'less than Flattering'.


edit on 19-10-2016 by HumanoidX because: old



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