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The Moon's Permanently Shadowed Regions

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NASA | The Moon's Permanently Shadowed Regions

As you watch the Moon over the course of a month, you'll notice that different features are illuminated by the Sun at different times. However, there are some parts of the Moon that never see sunlight. These areas are called permanently shadowed regions, and they appear dark because unlike on the Earth, the axis of the Moon is nearly perpendicular to the direction of the sun's light. The result is that the bottoms of certain craters are never pointed toward the Sun, with some remaining dark for over two billion years. However, thanks to new data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can now see into these dark craters in incredible detail.

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What no rock spiders! DARN you apollo 18!

j/k

Pretty interesting.

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we did a fly by and saw a sign that said pink floyd was here...

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What no rock spiders! DARN you apollo 18!

j/k

Pretty interesting.

Hahahahaha...that movie was so crazy

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Hahahahaha...that movie was so crazy

Not as crazy as I girl I work with who came home from the cinema thinking it was real and told me 'there is even a website about it too'... :blink:

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