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Get a birds-eye view of the Moon's surface thanks to NASA's nosediving probe

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NASA GRAIL Mission Footage of the far side of the moon
NASA GRAIL Mission Footage of the far side of the moon

Just last month, NASA ended the lives of Ebb and Flow, it's two probes that were orbiting the Moon, by crashing them into the lunar surface. But before they saw their ultimate demise, engineers at NASA turned on the probes' MoonKAM cameras to record images of the Moon's surface from a rare, birds-eye perspective. The still images (2,400 in all) were then pieced together to form a video of the lunar terrain from about six miles up, which you can see in the clip below. There's no audio, so you'll have to provide your own soundtrack, but the video is still beautiful in its simplicity and lucidity.