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First, unique view of moon's far side captured by NASA

Just as the world welcomed 2012, NASA revealed its ambitious mission of studying and exploring the moon in a way, ...

February 04, 2012 / 02:00 PM IST

Just as the world welcomed 2012, NASA revealed its ambitious mission of studying and exploring the moon in a way, which was never done before. Last month, just when NASA revealed its plans, it also stated that the second of its two identical, GRAIL spacecrafts - Ebb and Flow had set out to join the first one in the GRAIL, or the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory mission. Both GRAIL spacecrafts have a MoonKAM camera aboard, which would be an indispensible tool for the success of their mission; and it sure has been. An official NASA statement confirms that the MoonKAM aboard the Ebb spacecraft has returned, with what is the first, unique view of the far side of the Moon, giving the world a glimpse into the mysterious satellite. 

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