I foresay that this will become a long and very interesting thread: easynow, i like this way to approach the subject matter. Rather than basing claims
on some personal thoughts, to discuss some evidences MAY drive us to get closer to the truth.
I will keep this first post short: ill proceed with an example, on topic.
From Ufodigest's article:
Apollo 16 Earth rise photo AS16-113-18289. Note the Earth isn't perfectly round and has two big missing areas (the black spots) in the center and to
the left along the bottom edge.
The caption above is misleading, the guy who typed it should have done some more research before trying to pass his personal thoughts as FACTS:
THIS is the actual appearance of AS16-113-18289
would that guy to put the same caption below this version of the photo? What is his reliability, now?
I mean, sometimes we claim the right thing but we use the wrong tools in order to make our points. As well as Clementine images are often discussed
as clearly manipulated: now, what do we mean for Clementine images? The only images worthy to be taken seriously are the RAW ones, which are the
original dataset: the idea to take seriously stuff that has been stretched in order to be used for some browser is insane to say the least:
in according to the Clementine conspiracy, this would be an actual object on the Moon's soil:
but whoever got a telescope could have checked it by himself/herself: this is Messier, and it has been always visible from Earth
so unless we want to take as possible explanation NASA projecting some kind of holograms (and BTW clementine was NOT a only NASA mission)
the truth is that the guys who developed Clementine Lunar Image Browser 1.5
troubles that have been solved with Clementine Lunar Map 2.0 (Beta)
It took to me, personally, much time to investigate about the alleged anomalies from Clementine, and ArMaP did even more, downloading the original
dataset and proving that what we saw was nothing but the result of some imageeering process.
Anyway, in my humble opinion NASA sometimes lied because asked to lie, (i can't prove it so you all are free to tell me that im not a good researcher
but i don't think, i can't believe that there's a group of people who sistematically airbrushes images coming from Moon and Mars in order to hide
monkeys, horses and crocodiles. This idea is very far fetched, very difficult to apply and besides with all the ongoing missions it would be a matter
of time to be proven liars:
the sudden recent interest on the Moon seems to have found a possible explanation in mining Helium 3, i mean it does make perfectly sense, but i
don't know the truth behind it: it's a very long story, i don't want to bore anyone.
Thank you for starting this thread: star and flag from me.
[edit on 6/7/2008 by internos]