posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 04:10 PM
Trader, the question is, who's hiding what, if anything, and if they are hiding it, then why.
Now I have no answers to these things. Maybe a few suspicions, but no proof I trust. These are the things we all grope through the darkness trying to
find. But I do feel that there is a reason to look.
If absolutely nothing was being hidden, then why do all the pictures of the two closest heavenly bodies show such poor detail? Photography is not a
backward art, and the camera has come a long ways. Yet, there are no high resolution pictures of even half of the surface of the Moon or Mars.
We spend millions to send vehicles to space to do a crap load of experiments, and we can't send a decent camera and telescope to the space station to
get some good pictures of even this side of the moon? We send robots to explore Mars, but we don't bother getting high definition pictures of even
half of the surface? What's wrong with this picture?
Look at it this way: If you were planning a trip to some place exotic, say an African safari, you would naturally expect full color brochures to look
at before you went. And if it was your ass on the line, not to mention reputation, you would make sure you had some really good pictures of the Moon
and Mars long before you headed off to those lights in the sky.
So a reasonable person would think that there were a lot of pictures capable of spotting anything the size of a VW on up available to mission
planners. You would think this because it stands to reason that you wouldn't endanger the money and men involved when you could look for problems
with landing sites before you were on your way down.
So what reason would you have to not show those pictures to everyone? Showing them would not only increase public support, but it would involve a
wider pool of talent to spot potential hazards and landing sites of interest among the scientific community.
The only rational explanation is that these types of photos do exist, but are not circulated because something in them shows up that you, as a dutiful
employee of the government, do not want very many people to know about.
What is in those pictures, wherever they are, is the question.