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Funny how that one phone call from the moon to Pr Nixon had no time delay.
Oh, and we know precisely the Moon's mass and density (and therefore its acceleration due to gravity)...this is obvisous. Else, NONE of the spacecraft ever sent there would have made it. You MUST know these things, for the orbital mechanics calculations. AKA "rocket science".
[color=gold]We would like to know how scientist calculate a planet's mass. Please explain it to us in a way that a 4th grader can understand it.
.....For example, if we see a moon orbiting a planet at certain distance from it, the orbital period of the moon at that particular distance will depend on the planet's mass only. Heavier the planet, stronger it attracts the moon and faster the moon moves. It is straightforward for astronomers to calculate the planet's mass after they have observed the motion of one of its moons for a while.
Sorry, but your post? From a person who (do you still?) believes that the Moon doesn't rotate about its axis?
Originally posted by IgnoreTheFacts
Weed, you are debating someone who doesn't even understand grade school level science, has been raised on internet conspiracy and thinks you are a disinfo agent. In other words, your wasting your time.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by backinblack
Do you really not understand that IF the mass of the Moon was any different than has been already published, then none of our spacecraft would have ever made it to rendezvous? Same with masses of other planets...Mars. Venus. Mercury. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.....
The tides give us a good hack on the mass.
Mass / Volume = Density. QED. Grade school math. It works. Suck it.
The tides give us a good hack on the mass
All images were initially aligned relative to LRO photo M116161085R since this particular photo featured the least amount of distortion. In other words, the LRO was basically looking nearly straight down at the Apollo 11 landing site when photo M116161085R was taken and the landing site is close to the vertical axis of the image. All photos were then registered with M116161085R by aligning the LM's +Y footpad (the north footpad) in each photo atop of the +Y footpad in photo M116161085R. Next, all photos were rotated as necessary about the +Y footpad in order to achieve rotational alignment using small features located west of the +Y footpad.
A note about the resolutions described in my video:
Photo resolution, expressed in either feet or meters per pixel in my video merely is the photo's image scale when my video is viewed at 1280x720 HD resolution and is not the inherent maximum resolution of the deconvolved LRO photos. The maximum inherent resolution achieved so far in any of my deconvolved and enhanced LRO photos is approximately 0.35 meters per pixel. Horizontal and vertical surface coverage for any photo can be calculated by multiplying 1280 or 720 by the stated resolution. Thus 0.5 feet per pixel, when multiplied by 1280 and 720, yields photo coverage of 640 feet horizontally by 360 feet vertically.