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Tidal Locking | Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?
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In 1959, Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 beamed to Earth images of the far side of the moon, never before seen by Earthlings. 00:01
We only see one side of the moon because the moon rotates exactly once on its axis each time it orbits Earth. 00:10
Roughly 41% of the moon is hidden from Earth at all times. 01:28