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Earth photobombs Chinese satellite’s image of moon’s far side

The moon dominates the night sky and, as the closest large body to Earth, we get to see it plenty. Unfortunately, since the moon only shows us one face thanks to its tidal lock with Earth, its far side is rarely the subject of photography. Now, thanks to China’s efforts to learn as much as possible about the least-studied side of the moon, we have a brand new view of it. The image, which was captured by the Longjiang-2 satellite that was sent skyward last year, even features Earth photobombing the scene in the background. The tiny imaging satellite was sent into space as part of China’s Chang’e-4 mission preparations. The country’s space agency sent communication hardware into lunar orbit so that it could relay information ba ...