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India's Chandrayaan-3 Landed on the Moon! The first historic spacecraft near Moon's south pole.

Posted 6 months ago

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POSTED BY: Jeff Bryant
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Quite an accomplishment indeed. But how do we tell which pole is south? Penguins?

POSTED BY: Daniel Lichtblau

Right hand rule?

POSTED BY: John Shonder

For large objects in the Solar System, the North pole is the pole that is to the North of the ecliptic (as determined by Earth's North pole). For small objects it is recently more common to use the right hand rule, and then one typically speaks of the "positive pole" and the "negative pole".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poles_of_astronomical_bodies

Missing polar bears!

POSTED BY: Henrik Schachner

Too hard to distinguish from missing pandas.

POSTED BY: Daniel Lichtblau
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