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Re: You'll be showing us your snapchat shot of the other side of the Moon

Actually the Russians photographed the far side of the moon in 1959, Luna 3. Apollo 8 astronauts viewed from orbit in 1968.

Far side good for a radio telescope shielded from human interference. The poles might be good for any sort of communication relay station (radio or laser) not suitable for a satellite, though I'm not sure on that.

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