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(Fox News)   Astrophysicists finally solve long running mystery about the dark side of the moon, decide to work on the division bell next   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, moons, near side, silicates, basalts, giant impact hypothesis  
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2014-06-11 09:43:56 AM  
♪ Scientists solved the problem with lunar maria... ♪
2014-06-11 11:07:29 AM  
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.
2014-06-11 11:14:46 AM  
I don't know, I was really drunk at the time
2014-06-11 11:31:07 AM  
I'll believe they have solved it when someone lands on the moon and explores the back side.
/Reaching around doesn't count
2014-06-11 11:31:27 AM  
The result: mountains and craters, but little maria.

Aww, I knew a girl once who called her hoohoo "little Maria"
2014-06-11 11:35:36 AM  
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2014-06-11 11:38:31 AM  
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About time guys.
2014-06-11 12:02:35 PM  
Forget that, have they located the Shard on the moon?
2014-06-11 12:09:09 PM  
It's a Publius Enigma.
2014-06-11 12:11:06 PM  
Here I thought they were from lasers.

[Clever photoshop of the maria spelling out Cha]

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2014-06-11 12:18:57 PM  
My barber was talking about how he was really into astronomy (you know how barbers like small-talk) and he wondered how they got photos of the dark side of the moon, it being so dark and all.

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2014-06-11 12:24:38 PM  
I was going to complain that the article wasn't balanced by the other side, Because I immediately followed the source article instead of continuing to read
but then I went back and saw this:

As Penn State News explains, "Aluminum and calcium would have preferentially condensed in the atmosphere of the cold side of the moon," and over the course of thousands if not millions of years, these elements would have, after combining with silicates in the mantle and surfacing, created a hard, thicker crust than what the near side sees.

Around 6 thousand years, or maybe 4.5 billion years.  Thanks Kate Seamons for letting us decide.
2014-06-11 01:29:17 PM which a Soviet spacecraft captured the first images of the dark side of the moon-the side that always faces away from Earth.

It's actually called the far side of the moon. Right now it is also dark, but that's only because it's in a full moon phase. In about two weeks when it's in the new moon phase it'll be lighted.
2014-06-11 01:54:15 PM  
Nothing yet about the girl in the video?
2014-06-11 03:05:15 PM  
So if you give 'em a quick short sharp shock they won't do it again.
2014-06-11 04:03:17 PM  
2014-06-11 09:39:22 PM  
I've been mad for farking years, absolutely years.

/apparenlty they recorded Paul McCartney answering the questions that go with tthose responses
//but didn't use them because it was too obvious he was trying to be funny
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