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Russia mission will 'verify US Moon landings'

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Peter B
On 9/19/2019 at 1:16 AM, Dark_Grey said:

Richard Branson or Elon Musk needs to dip in to their coffee money and build a scope capable of looking at individual grains of sand on the moon. Then take super HD pics of the landing site and release the photos for free. That's the only way to satisfy this conspiracy once and for all. NASA has faked photos and even footage in the past so their credibility is on the line to some degree. Just saying "NASA said so" isn't an argument. 

 

16 hours ago, bknight said:

"Richard Branson or Elon Musk needs to dip in to their coffee money and build a scope capable of looking at individual grains of sand on the moon" Do you realize how absurd this statement is?  Currently the largest optical telescope on Earth(Keck in Hawaii) has a mirror diameter of 10 m.  "Resolving the larger lunar rover (which has a length of 3.1 meters) would still require a telescope 75 meters in diameter."  From: http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/physics/45-our-solar-system/the-moon/the-moon-landings/122-are-there-telescopes-that-can-see-the-flag-and-lunar-rover-on-the-moon-beginner

So looking at sand grains would require an enormous sized telescope. 

 

15 hours ago, Dark_Grey said:

Hence the need for a billionaire's pocket book 

The issue isn't money. It's engineering and physics.

And even if somehow such a telescope was built, it wouldn't be as though you could peer through an eye-piece to see what the telescope is aimed at: instead the telescope's image would be projected on a TV screen, whereupon the Hoax Believers would just say that image could have come from anywhere. Or that the stuff you're looking at was placed there by NASA some time in the last couple of decades. There are some people who simply can't be - don't want to be - convinced.

At this point it's better to follow Hazzard's advice above: ...posting for the silent readers and for those still on the fence.

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brian100

Or the Russians can land where the US has planted the flag and pull it out on national TV.  That would do it for me.

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Peter B
12 hours ago, brian100 said:

Or the Russians can land where the US has planted the flag and pull it out on national TV.  That would do it for me.

Why would the Russians bother to land at one of the Apollo sites? Why not land somewhere different and explore something new? What you're suggesting is like travelling to another country and instead of visiting the tourist attractions you go to a park to check out the park bench a friend said he sat on.

In any case, the hard core hoax believers would simply say that the Americans sent the gear up to the landing sites some time between the dates of the missions and the arrival of the Russian spacecraft.

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