posted on Sep, 14 2006 @ 03:06 AM
Someone very wisely mentioned the topic of scale a little earlier. On any photograph for analysis scale is probably the most important factor if you
are to gain any remotely meaningful understanding of what you are looking at.
John Lear has helpfully pointed out that the first four photographs were taken from an altitude of approx 49km, (around 28 miles), and the fifth from
more than double that altitude. Now this doesnt help too much because we still dont know the area covered by the photographs and so the scale we are
looking at, but it is reasonable to assume that the dimensions of any discernable features you may believe you see will be measured in kilometers
rather than metres. Someone with a far better idea of the geography of the Moon than me may be able to make a stab at the approximate area
For example, please bear in mind that we still cannot produce photographs from any lunar orbiter that can resolve enough detail to show any of the
Apollo landing sites.