MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Near side of the Moon, computer artwork. This face of the Moon is permanently turned towards the Earth due to the Moon being gravitationally locked with respect to the Earth. This means that the Moon rotates on its axis in the same time (about a month) that it takes for it to orbit the Earth.
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