far side


Definition of far side

1 : the farther side the far side of the lake
2 or farside \ ˈfär-​ˌsīd How to pronounce farside (audio) \ : the side of the moon away from the earth the lunar farside
on the far side of
: beyond just on the far side of 40

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The only sign that marks this as anything but a clearing in the woods is a metal sculpture of a horse, rearing or dancing on the far side of the field. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 The probing attacks turned serious on Friday afternoon, when al-Shabaab fighters launched a mortar barrage from behind a screen of mango trees on the far side of the river. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "America’s Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia," 17 Jan. 2019 One of the big challenges that has prevented a rover from exploring the far side before is the difficulty of making contact with Earth. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China's Rover Sends Back Pictures From the Far Side of the Moon," 7 Jan. 2019 But aside from the Apollo mission flybys, and some recent lunar orbiters, the far side remains relatively unexplored. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Here’s why China’s launch to the far side of the Moon is a big deal," 10 Dec. 2018 No one even saw the far side until 1959, when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft flew around for a look and sent back photos. NBC News, "China plans historic mission to the moon's 'dark' side," 15 June 2018 While photographed several times over the years, no other country has soft-landed on the far side. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China Successfully Lands on Far Side of Moon," 3 Jan. 2019 China successfully landed a probe on the far side of the moon, in the latest milestone for the country’s ambitious space program. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "China Lands Probe on the ‘Dark Side’ of the Moon," 3 Jan. 2019 Late last week, China launched an ambitious mission that will send a lander and rover to the far side of the Moon. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Here’s why China’s launch to the far side of the Moon is a big deal," 10 Dec. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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