Yes, the dark side of the Moon has been photographed. It was first photographed in 1959 by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3. Since then, there have been numerous opportunities to photograph the dark side of the Moon, most recently by the probe Chang’e 4 which landed on the far side of the Moon in January 2019.
This provided the latest in a series of unprecedented views of the dark side of the Moon. These images show the far side of the Moon in incredible detail, from vast craters to rolling hills and towering mountains.
This allows scientists to more closely analyze the features of the far side and gain new insights about its geography and geology.
Has anyone ever seen the dark side of the moon?
No one has ever seen the dark side of the moon with the naked eye from Earth. Even though only one side of the moon is visible from Earth, the dark side still receives sunlight. But since the moon is tidally locked with Earth, the same side always faces us.
Because of the moon’s orbit and its rotation, we can only see one side of the moon.
The dark side of the moon was first photographed by the Soviet Luna 3 probe in 1959. This was the first time anyone was able to capture an image of this part of the moon.
However, astronauts who have walked on the moon, such as those from the Apollo program, have seen the dark side with their own eyes. Astronauts on board the International Space Station also have been able to view the far side of the moon.
The dark side of the moon has become a recurring theme in popular culture and music. For example, the British progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, released a concept album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ in 1973.
So, no one has ever seen the dark side of the moon from Earth, but astronauts and space probes have been lucky enough to observe this mysterious side of the moon.
What did China find on the backside of the Moon?
China found evidence of “unusual” activity on the backside of the Moon. In the winter of 2018, China’s Chang’e 4 mission made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon. The Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 from the Chang’e 4 mission detected evidence of “unusual” activity.
China also announced that two rocks in the region were “never before seen” on the Moon, interesting scientists studying the region. In addition, the Chinese team spotted multiple “gel-like” substances – with unexpected makeup ratios – which cannot be explained by established moon rock formation mechanisms.
Though their origins and implications remain a mystery, scientists speculate that these substances may be related to solar wind or meteor hit processes.
What is the Side of the Moon called that we never see?
The side of the Moon that we never see is known as the “far side” or “dark side” of the Moon. Unlike the near side, which always faces the Earth, the far side is never visible from our planet. This is because the Moon is “tidally locked,” meaning it always keeps the same face towards us.
In1959, the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 became the first human-made device to photograph the far side of the Moon. Since then, more missions have been sent to uncover the mysterious “dark side” of the Moon, and many more photos have been taken.
We now know that the far side is rocky and more heavily cratered than the near side, and it is home to some of the oldest crater formations in the solar system.
Did China land on the Moon?
No, China has not yet landed on the Moon. However, they have been working on space exploration since 1970, when they became the fifth country in the world to launch a satellite into space and the first developing country to do so.
In 2003, China achieved the historic feat of putting their first astronaut into Earth’s orbit. After this success, China has set its sights on the moon. In 2007, the Chang’e 1 probe was launched and was the first Chinese mission to reach the Moon.
It was followed by Chang’e 2 in 2010 and then Chang’e 3, which succeeded in soft-landing on the Moon in late 2013. These missions have been followed by a variety of scientific probes and have greatly contributed to the study of the Moon’s geology and environment.
In 2017, China announced its intention to launch a lunar probe to land on the far side of the Moon by 2018. So far, all of these missions have been unmanned, so while China has made great progress in exploring the Moon, they have not yet achieved the feat of a manned mission and landing on the Moon.
Was there a camera left on the moon?
No, there was not a camera left on the moon. Although the last three Apollo missions (14-17) each left a lunar surface scientific package, which included a TV camera, these were all left on the lunar surface when the astronauts left the moon.
The last remaining pieces of equipment on the moon were the discarded ascent stages of those last Apollo missions. NASA has no plans to leave any cameras or other items on the moon.
Can we hear any sound on the Moon?
No, we cannot hear any sound on the Moon. This is because there is no atmosphere on the Moon, and sound waves need an atmosphere to travel through in order to be heard. Astronauts on the Moon have reported that the place is very quiet.
However, astronauts’ ears, microphones and other instruments may detect subtle vibrations and other motions on the Moon that originate from the shaking of the lunar module or vibrating machines. But, in general, these vibrations can’t be heard and don’t produce a recognizable sound to human ears.