posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 01:23 PM
Originally posted by ArMaP
Does anyone know the size of something that could be used as a reference?
Looking at images like this is difficult to know what size those things are.
Yeah trouble is I haven't had time to make a "scale ruler" for each image set as they are all different. Easiest way to check that yourself is look
up one of the identifiable craters... and go to a crater listing for diameter... that will gave scale. In any case the items we look for on these
pictures or very small on the image and would be very large if you were standing beside them.
Right now I am buried trying to keep up with the scanning and clipping, but I will get to adding scale and size to stuff later and put that on my
For the JL Moon Pictures of Copernicus somewhere near the beginning I believe it was Skeptic Overlord worked it out, even had a little yellow Crane to
show the scale.
Problem with Copernicus is that I have 4 diifferent official scientific sites that give dimensions from 12,000 to 18,000 feet and diameter, 60
miles..60, 85,90 kilometers You would think rocket scientist could agree on a size Sheesh
LPI = Copernicus, 93 kilometers in diameter
USGS has a HUGE map with minerals and rocks I have the link somewhere...have to find it... the maps are 100 + megs in full size they look like the
one below.. I am sure you can find the link online faster than I can dig it up..
Oh yeah forgot they are Mining Maps Thats what the USGS does... dig rocks...
In 1960, the USGS established an astrogeology program on behalf of NASA to support lunar and planetary exploration. A prime activity of the
program is the systematic mapping of the stratigraphy and structure of the Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the moons of the outer planets.
[edit on 23-12-2006 by zorgon]