Ayush Kumar
verified

Far side image of the moon as observed by Nasa Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite


remove_red_eye 183 Views touch_app 4 Reads
18/06/2020

Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite maintains a constant view of the fully illuminated Earth as it rotates, providing scientific observations of ozone, cloud heights, aerosols in the atmosphere. The rare picture shown is the moon's far side captured as the moon comes between the DCSOVR satellite and the Earth. The far side of the Moon was not seen until 1959 when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft returned the first images. The same side of the Moon always faces an earthbound observer because the Moon is tidally locked to Earth. That means its orbital period is the same as its rotation around its axis.

Image Credit: Nasa

Follow @roundabout_india
 

#planet #planets #galaxy #galaxies #NASA #Spacex #hubble #space #science #scientist #sciences #astronomy #universe #telescope #cosmos #nebula #supernova  #nightsky #blackhole #star #stars #astrology #physics #astronaut #astrophysics #astronomer #elonmusk #nature #milkywaychasers #astrophotography 



Story by Ayush Kumar



FROM
Get your Content Featured | Be in our Editorial Team | Terms & Conditions
Sitemap
important_devices flash_on play_circle_filled flight fastfood fitness_center