Y1:D119 – While administrators at KSC continue to debate the immediate future of the Hermes program, scientists in the R&D department excitedly called a press conference today to announce and unveil, photos of the Mün’s far side.
While they certainly lack clarity, they do mark an important step in the study of our closest natural satellite.
Although the phrase “Dark side of the Mün” is a common phrase (and even the title of a Green Floyd album) there is no true dark side. These photos taken during a New Mün phase here on Kerbin, clearly show the far side fully illuminated; proving that light falls on all parts of the Mün at some point during it’s orbit.
Given the current suspension, we have not been advised of any future plans related to this momentous achievement.