Dark Side of the Moon Revealed [VIDEO]

 @IBTScience
on February 02 2012 1:37 PM

Pink Floyd fans rejoice! NASA released a video Wednesday showing the dark side of the moon, the title of the rock band's classic 1973 album.

The 30-second clip was captured by NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft and will be used to teach middle school children about the moon.

Click here to see the clip.

GRAIL took images pole-to-pole of the dark side of the moon on Jan. 19. The video shows the lunar north pole at the top of the screen, which then pans down to the south pole. NASA officials pointed out one notable feature, the Mare Orientale, a crater that measures 560 miles (900 kilometers), the distance between Columbus, Ohio and New York City.

The video will be used to enhance NASA's educational program, MoonKAM, or Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students.

The quality of the video is excellent and should energize our MoonKAM students as they prepare to explore the moon, Maria Zuber, GRAIL principal investigator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a press statement.

Below is the Pink Floyd album in its entirety:

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