posted on Oct, 13 2007 @ 08:23 PM
I have been looking at this photo from Kaguya. The test says:
A photo from Japan's Kaguya/SELENE moon probe shortly after jettisoning one of two mini-satellites. The western rim Oceanus Procellarum is
clearly visible in the image, which was taken on Oct. 5 about 497 miles (800 kilometers) from the Moon. Credit: JAXA
I have looked for the western rim of Oceanus Procellarum which is ‘clearly visible’ and I can’t find it. I can’t even find Oceanus
Here is what Oceanus Procellarum looks like from our vantage point here on earth:
Let me turn it sideways so you can look at. The top green line runs north and south. In others words north is at the right end of the line and south
is at the left.
Ok so look at the area contained within the green border. It has only a very few craters like Aristarchus, Marius and a couple of others. It does not
look like what we are seeing in Kaguya.
Now according to the text, “the western rim Oceanus Procellarum is clearly visible”. I don’t see the western rim of Procellarum being clearly
visible. It certainly isn’t in the main part of the photo.
Allow me to direct your attention to the moons terminator. I have drawn a green line along it.
Now since all of the craters are not in the Oceanus Procellarum that means that they have to be on the farside. That being so, then the left end of
the terminator has to be north. If the left end of the terminator were south, all of the craters would be in the Oceanus Procellarum which they are
Now before I dig my hole any deeper, are there any comments?