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NASA releases new Apollo site photographs

Posted on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: ScienceDominates

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New images showing the Apollo landing sites taken from orbit have been released by NASA.

The images show the final resting place of the lunar 12, 14 and 17 descent stages, the tracks left by the astronauts as they walked around on the surface as well as those left by the lunar rover are also clearly visible.

"NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by petermm2000 on 15 September, 2011, 18:10
One little correction - we do not question if USA landed on the Moon. Yes - they did. The pictures; however, were taken on special grounds on Earth. Call it double stimulator or exercise ground. The cross marks do not cover on these pictures, shadows do not comply with logic, lack of dust and there are no visible stars. Stars are visible from the Moon WAY MORE CLEAR THAN FROM EARTH AS THERE IS NO LIGHT POLLUTION. Also - no clouds to speak off. So - here you have it. At the same time - please tell all the conspiracy buffs to get a real job. Apollos landed on the Moon - only NASA screw it up b... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by Czero 101 on 15 September, 2011, 18:47
I'm sorry but you're wrong with your assertions that stars should be seen, etc. There's nothing wrong with the pictures, just the person interpreting them If you knew anything about photography at all, you'd know that the Moon pictures were taken during the Lunar morning / afternoon with the sun high in the sky. This is essentially the same as taking a picture here on Earth on a sunny, cloudless afternoon. The exposure settings required to get adequate pictures on the Moon's surface features were not adequate enough to capture the relatively weak light from the stars. Sta... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by MID on 15 September, 2011, 22:12
What is amazing to me is that you can appear here, without researching a bit , and actually post such nonsense. There were six Apollo landing sites, spread all over the face of the near side. That's a hell of a big area. And you mention the far side, as if that was an option with line-of-site communications being all that was available??? Oh, good. I suppose then that this argument is over? I think you made another mistake there. This is a great opportunity for you to learn that relying on HB webpages and repeating their nonsensical positions wholesale is not intellectually sound. Yo... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by petermm2000 on 20 September, 2011, 17:49
**EDIT** **Peter, please do not quote long posts, particularly when they contain images, just to respond with a handful of words** He said it all – but he can not speak ... **Similarly, if you expect to be taken seriously in a discussion, you need to express what about your post you consider to be worth discussing.**
Comment icon #29 Posted by Chrlzs on 21 September, 2011, 13:06
It is the height of bad manners and laziness to 'argue' by posting Youtube links on forums with no explanatory text. But given I see above that Peter can't be bothered trimming quotes, didn't bother researching why people and cameras can't easily see stars in broad flippin' daylight, nor has he bothered to address the reply (even though it has been explained hundreds of times here and elsewhere) - such behavior is hardly unexpected. Perhaps next time he might choose a topic that he actually knows something about..
Comment icon #30 Posted by MID on 21 September, 2011, 21:22
Neil has said a great deal, and very well, many times over the years. But if you think I am going to allow a nonsense post including you tube videos of Neil Armstrong that are deliberately mis-interpreted, in lieu of answering the question I put to you, you've got another thing coming. Answer the question. Show me the lack of dust on the lunar surface, which is obviously covered by it. And show me the illogical shadows. Neil Armstrong said nothing about these things, and he wouldn't be doing so, as he saw the dust, brought some back with him, and described the completely natural an... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by DONTEATUS on 21 September, 2011, 21:51
Looks into the blackhole from which such sillyness must come from too Mid ! Where do these people get this stuff? Neil A. is an American hero ! Nuff said !
Comment icon #32 Posted by MID on 25 September, 2011, 17:47 D! Neil is an American hero, sure (despite the fact that he would blush at the thought of calling himself one), but more importantly, he has spoken to the Apollo program with more accuracy and eloquence than anyone else. Fools of course mis-interpret, or attempt to put ridiculous meanings to the words he has spoken in his many addresses over the years. Sibrel did it, other fools have done it as well, and--a plethora of HBs, lacking in the discipline of a scientific/mathematical education, follow the fools regularly. You can't worry too much about it though. Fore... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by aquatus1 on 25 September, 2011, 22:36
**Tone it down, guys. Whatever else Peter is, he is new to the forum, and we do make allowances for that. Driving him away is not teaching.**

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