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Nasa releases stunning new image of Earth taken from a spacecraft orbiting the moon

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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 10:57 PM
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Lovely.

New wallpaper there.




posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: ngchunter


Even the ancient greeks knew you were wrong about that. No, earth is not flat.


Did they now? We'll see.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: Observationalist

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoScoLaz4



Anyone else see the wolf face made with the clouds and shadows. One of the eyes is just under the bulged out part of Africa. I don't have any fancy editors to outline it maybe someone else could if you guys see it.

Maybe a fox


I see an angry winged Yoshi and a creepy alien skull of death from outer space, personally.





In all seriousness though, absolutely gorgeous images of our precious blue marble.

Peace.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:29 PM
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originally posted by: ngchunter

originally posted by: HardBoiled



Try reading the thread.
a reply to: ngchunter

I read every post including yours.

I am asking what the exact orbit is. Your post does not contain this information.



I explained to you exactly why the photo looks like that. You want the exact orbit? FINE, HERE IT IS:
Epoch = 2457307.5 JD
Orbit relative to the center of the moon:
eccentricity = 0.03600320292789663
longitude of ascending node = 322.4560628152711
semi-major axis = 0.00001224203464093565 AU
perilune distance = 0.00001180128218350770 AU
argument of perilune = 264.4393695937462
mean anomaly = 114.7845693888000
Inclination = 87.86116924258300

Using the above orbital elements and importing them into Orbiter I was able to get the following screenshot at 12:18 UT on Oct 12, the time listed as the time the composite photo was taken by LRO (lroc.sese.asu.edu... ):
h.dropcanvas.com...
Yes, Africa should indeed appear to be "vertical" in the image and the earth was indeed setting over the lunar terminator as the real LRO photo shows.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: Klassified And your box is fear. The Centralians where spot on.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: donktheclown
a reply to: ngchunter


Even the ancient greeks knew you were wrong about that. No, earth is not flat.


Did they now? We'll see.

It's a fact. Eratosthenes. Deal with it. Deny ignorance.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 12:15 AM
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The image was composed from a series of images taken Oct. 12, when LRO was about 83 miles (134 kilometers) above the moon's farside crater Compton.
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we had to do some special processing to create an image that represents the view of the Earth and moon at one particular time.


So a special process created a representation....

Bob Ross also uses a special process to create a representation. Do I believe NASA took real pictures of earth? Do I believe that Bob Ross' paintings are of real landscapes?
No, and No.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: imd12c4funn

What you believe is irrelevant. Yes, NASA took real pictures of earth. No, Bob Ross' paintings have no equivalency with photos from LRO, regardless of the stitching and image processing. Every astrophoto you have ever seen has been processed to one extent or another, but that does not mean it's as fake as a Bob Ross painting. They even show the video on the LRO website of the raw wide angle camera images as it scans the surface of the earth and moon. It's quite real, just processed together to represent one moment of time from that scan.

It's fundamentally no different than stacking an image of a comet moving through space. If stacked on the stars and on the comet and composited it represents just one moment in time from the original imaging session, but it comes from a range of images covering a span of time where the comet was actually moving relative to the stars. If you simply added the photos together without any other processing the comet would be a blur, just as earth would be a blur if you stabilized on the moon's surface and didn't do any other processing to create the image.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: ngchunter
a reply to: imd12c4funn

What you believe is irrelevant. Yes, NASA took real pictures of earth. No, Bob Ross' paintings have no equivalency with photos from LRO, regardless of the stitching and image processing. Every astrophoto you have ever seen has been processed to one extent or another, but that does not mean it's as fake as a Bob Ross painting. They even show the video on the LRO website of the raw wide angle camera images as it scans the surface of the earth and moon. It's quite real, just processed together to represent one moment of time from that scan.

It's fundamentally no different than stacking an image of a comet moving through space. If stacked on the stars and on the comet and composited it represents just one moment in time from the original imaging session, but it comes from a range of images covering a span of time where the comet was actually moving relative to the stars. If you simply added the photos together without any other processing the comet would be a blur, just as earth would be a blur if you stabilized on the moon's surface and didn't do any other processing to create the image.


Prove that NASA took real pictures of Earth. You can't and never will be able to, but that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that you rely on the word of a 3rd party unknown to you and proclaim it as gospel truth. This could not be further from the real truth. I rely on the admission of the use of special processing and supposed composites to create a representation of a real picture. I rely on the fact that the NASA can create a representation but cannot take a snapshot of Earth that can actually be analyzed to prove the image is reality. I rely on the fact that you have no proof, but rather a belief you define as truth. Unless you can produce proof that is not 3rd party propaganda or continued reinforcement of information used since your indoctrination at birth to the manipulation used to control your mind.
Your belief is not truth, therefor irrelevance of the highest order.

Without proof, you cannot prevail in any attempt to reasonably submit rhetoric that proves anything but that image is fake and the image remains as fake as when it was rendered.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 01:10 AM
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originally posted by: Ove38

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoScoLaz4


How do you explain the small Earth in Apollo images ?

www.hq.nasa.gov...



How utterly ignorant.

First, the new photo is actually from the SURFACE OF THE MOON.
The second photo you post in your quote, is from ORBIT ABOVE THE MOON.


It's an extremely and blatantly obvious difference.

Here you go, here's another hint why the earth may also look smaller or larger.




It's not that hard to figure it out.
People should just appreciate the beauty of these photos sometimes instead of trying to be "special" by finding non-existent conspiracies.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: imd12c4funn

imd12c4funn,
You are actually wearing a tinfoil hat AT THIS VERY MOMENT, aren't you?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: MteWamp

Actually, I'm wearing a Stormy Kromer Cap. I do weld aluminium though.
I could weld your hat on if you can stand the pain.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: AceWombat04

originally posted by: Observationalist

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoScoLaz4



Anyone else see the wolf face made with the clouds and shadows. One of the eyes is just under the bulged out part of Africa. I don't have any fancy editors to outline it maybe someone else could if you guys see it.

Maybe a fox


I see an angry winged Yoshi and a creepy alien skull of death from outer space, personally.





In all seriousness though, absolutely gorgeous images of our precious blue marble.

Peace.


Awesome. It is a beautiful pic, But now I have ruined it I can't stop seeing that damn wolf.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:28 AM
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Here's the correct orientation of the image:



For people who are bothered to check this stuff out it was taken above 56°13'17.94"N 103°26'33.15"E or thereabouts, above Compton crater. Look in Google Earth's moon bit.

The image is around 10 miles wide in the foreground and the sun is lighting the far side of the moon, hence the direction of the shadows and the full Earth.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:04 AM
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Nevermind, not worth my time.
edit on 19-12-2015 by swanne because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: swanne




The Apollo Mission didn't put the Flag on the North Pole and/or Far Side of the Moon; they've put the Flag on Mare Tranquilis.
So probably like Earth's North Poll the Russians will plant a flag there ,just to be consistent .....Those Ruskies seem to better handle the cold anyway .... Someone should make a Russia version of this



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:39 AM
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originally posted by: Ove38

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RoScoLaz4


How do you explain the small Earth in Apollo images ?

www.hq.nasa.gov...



the interesting thing regardless of lens, perspective, hints at fakery etc. is that the moons shadow on the earth in the two images has not changed one itoa in radius from one to the other... in other words it lends more credence that it wasnt faked as many are apt to believe... as the radius of the moons shadow would not match in a fake and real with so much time between the images without some extreme calculations for a future photo that would have debunked the one in the past that would have had a different radius of shadow than the actual.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:52 AM
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Amazing photo,yeah it looks like it has a few filters used on it but still very impressive

That rocket man cover is so good,music and vocal harmonies sit so well



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:58 AM
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Actually, I double checked and this is how it would have looked:




posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: RoScoLaz4

Our planet is so beautiful that many of us take for granted how beautiful it really is. Looking at it from space is emotionally comparable to seen my kids being born. No wonder why f&$#ing aliens are so obsessed with it.
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