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Tidal locking results in the Moon rotating about its axis in about the same time it takes to orbit the Earth. Except for libration effects, this results in it keeping the same face turned towards the Earth, as seen in the figure on the left. (The Moon is shown in polar view, and is not drawn to scale.) If the Moon didn't spin at all, then it would alternately show its near and far sides to the Earth while moving around our planet in orbit, as shown in the figure on the right.

Tidal locking results in the Moon rotating about its axis in about the same time it takes to orbit the Earth. Except for libration effects, this results in it keeping the same face turned towards the Earth, as seen in the figure on the left. (The Moon is shown in polar view, and is not drawn to scale.) If the Moon didn't spin at all, then it would alternately show its near and far sides to the Earth while moving around our planet in orbit, as shown in the figure on the right.

The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. We normally don't see this side of the moon. As the moon is tidally locked to the earth and doesn't rotate, we only ever see the one face from the earth. Awesome shot!

The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. We normally don't see this side of the moon. As the moon is tidally locked to the earth

Earth's satellites. It just makes me wonder why we need so many of them.

Funny pictures about Every single satellite orbiting right now. Oh, and cool pics about Every single satellite orbiting right now. Also, Every single satellite orbiting right now.

Heavy & Hard

Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.

50 Amazing facts about our Moon -- info graphic, #teaching #space #science

50 Amazing Facts About the Moon [Infographic]

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Moon

Atmosphere of the Moon - This picture was taken with the Clementine spacecraft, when the sun was behind the moon. The white area on the edge of the moon is the Lunar Horizon Glow, and the bright dot at the top is the planet Venus.

Ganymede, the male the rosalind pretends to be

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede — Ganymede is the largest satellite in the solar system with a diameter of 3270 miles. It is larger than Mercury and Pluto, and the size of Mars. If Ganymede orbited the Sun instead of Jupiter, it would be classified as a planet.

Pictured is the moon halo over the, Isle of Wight. The moon halo is formed by a high-altit...

What caused the 'halo' around the moon last night?

Pictured is the moon halo over the, Isle of Wight. The moon halo is formed by a high-altitude ice crystal cloud that gathers around the moon

The Earth as seen from Mars. woah

The Earth as seen from Mars

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The Moon on December 7, 1992, in a false-color mosaic built from 53 images taken through spectral filters by Galileo’s imaging system as the space probe flew over the northern lunar regions: “Bright pinkish areas are highlands materials;Blue to orange shades indicate volcanic lava flows. To the left of Crisium, the dark blue Mare Tranquillitatis is richer in titanium than the green and orange maria above it.

Released to Public: The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) This mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined

Fifty Unbelievable Facts About Earth [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224

Infrared The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier or NGC is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way

The Magellanic Clouds and a stream of neutral hydrogen are shown in the illustration here,...

Dwarf galaxies found near the Milky Way could help find dark matter

It has once again been an interesting week for physics—a team working in China demonstrated a quantum communication scheme that transferred quantum states without transmitting physical particles. They showed it was possible, .

Data captured by the European Space Agency's Gaia observatory has shown that hydrogen-burning main-sequence star Gliese 710 could come close enough to cause major comet strikes.

Star heading towards Earth could cause DEVASTATING comet strikes

Travelling star heading towards Earth could cause a DEVASTATING comet strikes as it passes by our sun

Shakespeare. Move mountains.

Nothing is better than the night sky from the mountains. Shoot for the moon . even if you miss it, you will still land among the stars --- the Nilgiri mountains l by Anton Jankovoy