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Color image of the far side of the Moon as seen by the Galileo spacecraft on its way to Jupiter
NASA / JPL Image
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Far Side of the Moon

This color photo of the Moon was taken by the Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1990, at a range of about 350,000 miles. The image shows a large portion of the Moon's far side, which is usually not visible since the Moon always keeps the same side facing the Earth.

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