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China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Fake it? Nah, they would censor it!




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: wildespace

Well that's swell. The pictures are over 2 years old and the OP says they're the newest.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: wildespace

Well that's swell. The pictures are over 2 years old and the OP says they're the newest.

China has just released these, even though they are old images. The rover ceased transmitting any data almost 1 year ago (March of 2015)

Prior to these images, there were only a few released, and many of those were not original images, but rather pictures of the image taken of a TV monitor displaying the image instead of being in HD, like these newly released images. China has been stingy with pictures and data from Chang'e 3.


edit on 2/1/2016 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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China has been stingy with pictures and data from Chang'e 3.


And I guarantee they will never release the images that show the stars, or planets other than Earth.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: GaryN

There be starz...




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: paraphi




Were the Apollo pics also made in China?



Maybe those weren't done in China, maybe they were done in the US.

I see a conspiracy starting here....



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Zarniwoop




There be starz...


Those are UFO's...everybody knows that.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

The stars are just big energy plants.

The space in between the stars are UFOs.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Zarniwoop
"There be starz..."

Sure, if you can see in UV!



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: GaryN

I can.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: GaryN
So, camera sensors can image UV (and IR too I assume) in Space? It's white light only that needs to go through an atmosphere to be seen?



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: Zarniwoop
a reply to: GaryN

I can.

I believe it. That might explain how you spotted that rodent.

My standards might be suspect but that was... awesome.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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Very nice images, thanks for posting! Also, big thumbs up to the very few that actually stayed on topic..



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 12:43 AM
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So, camera sensors can image UV (and IR too I assume) in Space? It's white light only that needs to go through an atmosphere to be seen?


Not sure about IR, haven't seen any images. The UV images themselves went through a lot of processing apparently, so it might be that the 'light' that travels through space is in the EUV range, and the thin lunar atmosphere is creating the UV that the instrument detects, but there is not enough atmosphere to create visible light with enough intensity for the Bayer filtered cameras to detect. The exposure time on the colour cameras will go to 1200 seconds from what I can determine, maybe someone will correct me there though. Anyway, don't think you will ever see stars or other planets in the visible range. Venus perhaps with long exposure, as I do think they picked it up on the Apollo 14 mission, with some 'pushing' of the original image and perhaps digital enhancement too.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 01:03 AM
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If there is not enough atmosphere on the moon to create visible light for the camera, then how do you explain the visible light photographs?

Both Apollo 14 and 16 photographed Venus from the surface, and not with particularly long exposures. It's a very bright planet.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:47 AM
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originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
a reply to: wildespace

Here's the oblique one from your link:

wms.lroc.asu.edu...

I'm trying to grab the full image to see if it will give more detail

Goog luck finding the location in that image. Unfortunately, it cannot be selected as an ovelay at the LROC QuickMap, which would have sped things up considerably. I'll try to use Google Earth for this.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 03:53 AM
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Oh I found it


It's quite close to the top of it and on the left hand side - it's also horizontally flipped which doesn't help!

Unfortunately I don;t have any software that handles IMG format, and the compressed TIFF has less detail than the png available already.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 05:11 AM
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Here's all of them

planetary.s3.amazonaws.com...



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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originally posted by: yorkshirelad
There must be some fruit cake in the basket. Since Wallace is from Yorkshire he will be eating his fruit cake (especially christmas cake) with Wensleydale. Hmmm lovely just can't get my Scottish partner to try it though she just gives me a look!


Tell her, from a fellow Scot, she's missing out. At least she is of she likes cheese...

I was kinda hoping the Chinese would do a tour of the Apollo landing site with their rover...



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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originally posted by: CaptainBeno
Here's all of them

planetary.s3.amazonaws.com...

Thanks.


I saw the Chinese site for them, but I can't read Mandarin. And google would only translate the things on the side of the pages.

moon.bao.ac.cn...

I think these pages have the links to the individual download files. The pages are weird because they have a lot of small icons, each of which links to a different zip file or rar file. I think the icons represent the section of the moon where the pictures were snapped.

One page from the site.

A 2nd page from the site.

The 2nd page looks like this.




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