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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Recently, China became the first country in history to land an object on the far side of the moon. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Moon: An Explainer," 25 July 2019 In January, China made history by becoming the first nation to land a rover on the far side of the moon and a planned mission next year is due to land on the moon, collect samples and return to Earth. Helen Regan, CNN, "Chandrayaan-2: Second try for India as it attempts Moon mission launch," 22 July 2019 Earlier this year, China landed a craft on the far side of the moon. Author: Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, "Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing," 22 July 2019 In 2011, however, Congress expressly prohibited joint ventures with China, which in January landed an unmanned spacecraft with a rover on the far side of the moon, the first to do so. Sue Mcmillin, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: 50 years after the moon landing is no time to relaunch a go-it-alone space race," 19 July 2019 Earlier this year, the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 4 successfully landed on the far side of the moon. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian, "Interactive Map Shows All 21 Successful Moon Landings," 19 July 2019 India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. Fox News, "India aborts Moon mission launch, citing technical glitch," 15 July 2019 But Hernandez was on the far side of the bag, and unable to make a play. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Hyun-Jin Ryu starts rough but finishes strong in Dodgers’ win," 14 July 2019 In January, Chang’e-4, a Chinese robotic spacecraft including a small rover, became the first ever to land on the far side of the moon. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Why Everyone Wants to Go Back to the Moon," 12 July 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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