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New Research Provides a Clearer View of the Moon’s History

There’s more to the Moon than meets the eye — much more, as it turns out.

“Humans only ever see one side of the Moon,” said Stephen Elardo, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and NASA Early Career Fellow. He means that literally. The side that always faces toward Earth, known as the nearside, hides an essential fact about the Moon.

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