From the rear side of the moon

Stepped on the name of the German physicist Emil Wiechert – Freeman Dyson mentions him in his wonderful book “Infinite in all directions”. On Wikipedia, I read that they named a crater on the rear side of the moon after the man, who built the world’s first seismograph. I don’t suppose he was alive when they did that (there was no way, in 1928, to know whether the rear side of the moon was not maybe covered in Swiss cheese …), but what a feeling that must be: a crater bears your name. But hold on – it’s where nobody can ever see it!

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