posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 08:36 PM
originally posted by: bullcat
Those are very very clear pictures, how come the Lunar pictures were not as good?
They were. You just haven't looked at them. Visit The Project Apollo Archive
have pretty much all of the lunar surface images.
Keep in mind two things, though:
1.) The Gemini pictures in the OP were carefully selected as the most beautiful and/or interesting images out of a couple thousand, whereas the Apollo
Archive has nearly 10,000 images, many of which are from sample documentation (i.e. a small rock sitting on dust), panoramas (empty terrain) or during
rover traverses (ditto). You can find some stunners, though.
2.) Simply put, the Moon is not as pretty as the Earth. It is a dead, desolate dust-scape. I have looked through every single one of the images
from the lunar surface, and in my heart not one of them holds a candle to the awesome beauty of our Earth as seen from orbit.