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Images from a camera have apparently provided the most detailed view to date of the far side of Earth's moon.

Images of moon’s far side?

Image of the moon's far side (credit: NASA/Arizona State University)

Image of the moon's far side (credit: NASA/Arizona State University)

Images from cameras have apparently provided the most detailed view to date of the far side of Earth’s moon. Three cameras aboard NASA’s unmanned Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter provided the more than 15,000 photographs synthesized to create the detailed image of the far side of the moon.

Some question the accuracy of a composite image created from 15,000 separate images, but scientists are excited about the image nonetheless.

Scientists say the surface of the far side of the moon is much rougher than its near side.

The 15,000 photographs were taken between November 2009 and February 2011.

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