the far side


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the far side

1. On the opposite side of something. Put that table on the far side of the room—this area over here is too cramped. She looks so young, I can't believe she's on the far side of 60.
2. The side of the Moon that does not face the Earth. I am currently studying images of the far side of the moon.
See also: far, side
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It was long after darkness had fallen, that Tarzan led his companions from their hiding place in the tree to the ground and around the palisade to the far side of the village.
Carefully I picked my way between and over the soldiers until I had gained the rack at the far side of the room.
At last the girl, with a little cry of "stupid," seized De Conde and rushed him to the far side of the room.
Some of the men who had been to field-work on the far side of the Admiral Benbow remembered, besides, to have seen several strangers on the road, and taking them to be smugglers, to have bolted away; and one at least had seen a little lugger in what we called Kitt's Hole.
Over on the far side of the brook in a tiny bay floated three lily-pads; and from amid some clover blossoms on the bank an industrious bee rose with the hum of busy contentment.
And while we haven't found any planet-invading aliens or intelligent life anywhere else yet, what China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover discovered on the far side of our Moon may be a worthy contender for weird space stuff all the same.
Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon's formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth's satellite.
Beijing, May 12 (Petra) - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Yutu 2) has traveled 190,661 meters on the far side of the moon to carry out scientific explorations on the previously unexplored area, according to the China National Space Administration's Lunar Exploration Program.
After the success of Chinese lunar mission, Chang'e 4, in reaching the far side of the Moon, India will be sending Chandrayaan-2 to the lunar south pole.
While the far side can never be seen from Earth, it is still illuminated by the sun and has the same phases as the near side.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Beijing Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh offered congratulations to the Chinese government on the country's recent success in landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon.
A Chinese spacecraft and rover have powered up their observation equipment after making a first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, the Chinese National Space Administration said.
BEIJING -- A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world's first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon.
The United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China have all sent spacecraft to the side of the moon that faces Earth, but this landing is the first on the far side. That side has been observed many times from lunar orbit, but never up close.
A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first.