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Apollo moon photo's to be released?

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posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 07:24 AM
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Highly detailed photographs of the Moon taken by the Apollo missions are being made available to the public for the first in more than 30 years.

Photos taken on the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions in the 1970s showed the Moon in great detail but were only ever viewed by a few scientists.


source BBC

Anyone know if these are the same images that John Lear released on this site a while back or if they are new one's?



jra

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 08:09 AM
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They are the same photos that you'd find on any Apollo photo archive site, but just scanned at a higher resolution from the original film itself.



posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 08:16 AM
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Wow, 50cm a pixel. Thats pretty good. They are going to have a tough time airbrushing stuff out at that resolution. Unless they just make it so blatently obvious, like in the Clementine photos. I can't wait to see these! (If the lunar reconnaissance orbiter spacecraft doesn't anomolously fail or crash). I'm going to download that 1.3Gb picture and see what we can expect.



posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 12:45 PM
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They are going to be taking 100 pics a day from an orbiter as well.


"We will be taking over 100 images every day," Prof Robinson added.

"They will all go out on the web page, probably within a couple of months of their acquisition."


Still, a couple of months is time enough to airbrush or loose the difficult ones - wonder if that means they will have an opening for airbrushing staff? We could get a mole on the inside!



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