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Originally posted by weedwhacker
I would give my left pinky finger to be able to won a McDonald's franchise (or two or three....or four or five or six)
Originally posted by mikesingh
Originally posted by ZeroGhost
reply to post by zorgon
Ahh... ZG! Now I know who's been assisting NASA with the airbrushing! Lol!
RECENT pictures from China's moon probe are not fakes, according to a Planetary Society blogger. Last week the glorious Chinese People's Republic released pictures that they claimed came from China's moon orbiter. However there were rumours that the picture was faked as they appeared to have a startling resemblance to an old one collected from a US space probe. In some quarters it was believed that the Chinese had not got to the moon at all but had released faked pictures in a propaganda attempt to show they had the technology. However, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla said that the Chinese had not faked the snap but had retouched it badly. Lakdawalla had a look at the picture that was supposed to have been the one the Chinese copied. It turns out that the Chinese picture was a much higher resolution and shows sunlight streaming from the northwest rather than the north. However when the Chinese stitched together the the 19 strips of imagery to make the final picture they cocked it up. This lead the mission's chief scientist, Ouyang Ziyuan, that the Chinese had discovered a new crater which did not appear on the US imagery. Lakdawalla worked out the crater had been there but had moved from one part of the picture to another. She said that the Chinese mixed together the seams in the pictures and failed to spot the crater. Maybe in the next series of moon images the Chinese retouchers will show us a lunar landscape etched with the images of Mau Se Tung scoring the winning goal in the 1962 World Cup.
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by ziggystar60
I am also curious, where excactly is this abandoned McDonalds located? And do you have any idea how the missing tapes ended up there?
Jack has been tracking it down... he thinks he knows where it is...
The fellow that sent me the scoop (the photographer) has not yet replied back... I will keep you posted... That is a LOT of footage... it is currently my understanding that he does not intend to just hand them over to NASA... but it sucks that they are already there
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
reply to post by zorgon
awesome! i couldn't help but to view the very center of the spiral vid and i discovered that if u stare at it for over a minute, and look away from your screen, it looks like u are tripping! whoa...sorry to be off topic, but i was wondering if anyone else saw that.
Originally posted by BlasteR
I've been searching for ANY image library for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter but haven't found anything. It's interesting how the NASA main website layout keeps archived images from being easily accessible too. From what I've seen alot of the image archives from the apollo missions are on external websites (which is odd). If you browse around on the LRO Main website on NASA.com ( HERE ) you will see that there is no image library/archive to be seen anywhere.
Originally posted by Phage
I'm not really sure but I think that might be because the mission is not set to launch until March.
Originally posted by StargateSG7
The above Black and White photos of reel-to-reel tape of ths Apollo
landing missions look like 14 inch diameter 1 inch wide mag tapes which
are MUCH different than the ones displayed in the McDonald's photos.
Again what does steve mean by 70mm -- is he talking about FILM
canisters....or actual Magnetic tape. Anyways my estimated weight
calculations still means that we're not seeing the other 1300+ 2" tapes
that SHOULD BE THERE!
This is getting to be interesting.....
If it's FILM that needs to be transferred - I can DEFINITELY do that!
Since I've done MILLIONS OF FEET of the stuff!!!!
My optical scanning system ALSO works with 8mm to 16mm to
22mm to 35mm to 70mm to large-scale astrographic films...
POSITIVE PRINT ONLY CURRENTLY but I will be expanding into
NEGATIVES into the near future as I tweak my imaging algorithms.