The Moon Flashes Its Backside On Video For the First Time

By Sam Gibbs on at

The dark side of the moon inspired a whole album out of our very own Pink Floyd, but now you too can feast your eyes upon it in the first ever video snapped by NASA’s new moon-gazing twins Ebb and Flow.

The two probes are part of a science outreach project that lets middle schoolers contribute to NASA’s moon research by picking out places to check-out on the moon’s surface – sounds like NASA’s just after cheap labour to me, but then again I’d even have given my up my awesome light-up He-Man sword to get in on anything moon related when I was a kid.

Ebb and Flow are part of NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory) project, each equipped with a “MoonKam” to produce video for the kids (and big kids like us).

Now, when are we going to get a moon base set up so I can go hopping around in low gravity? Who hasn’t wanted to drive around in a moon buggy and be able to leap tall building since the astronauts showed us the way in the 60s and 70s? [NASA via iO9]