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Since the moon is tidally locked to the Earth, for millennia we could only guess what mysteries lay on its "dark side." Then in 1959 the Luna 3 spacecraft sent back a photo that prompted more questions than it answered.

Host: Caitlin Hofmeister

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Sources:
https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/what-is-tidal-locking/
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Images:
https://images.nasa.gov/details-GSFC_20171208_Archive_e001861.html
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12739
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4537
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lunik_3.jpg
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https://spacetelescope.org/images/opo0124a/
https://images.nasa.gov/details-PIA19952.html
https://images.nasa.gov/details-PIA07766.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Return_of_the_moon_diagram.svg
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10930
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