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India's Chandrayaan Blasts Off To The Moon!

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posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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There have been a few odd references. Language thingies? Typical examples of the press blowing it? "the western part of the Moon’s visible atmosphere". What the hell does that mean? Western part of the atmosphere? As opposed to the invisible part of the atmosphere?

The same article calls the LLRI radar. Sounds a case of journalistic brain farts.

[edit on 16-11-2008 by Phage]




posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by mikesingh
Ahh! I see that conspiracies have already begun!!
Triangles, giant feet etc etc!! Man they've just started. Two years more of pics. Maybe we'll find that Moon Base Delta after all!


Ok here's a sharpened version of that image from the TMC...


Courtesy: ISRO

Wow! Now that's what I call a good hi-res image!


Cheers!


The above is a part of the Moretus Crater, 117 km in diameter.
ISRO says:


The bright terrain on the lower left is the rim of 117 km wide Moretus crater


Here is that crater from the Lunar Planetary Institute:



Talk about resolution from Chandrayaan, man, wow!!



posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
"the western part of the Moon’s visible atmosphere". What the hell does that mean? Western part of the atmosphere?


Means John was right


He DID say the atmosphere was denser on one side of the Moon than the other



You skeptics are a funny lot... expecting the Indian probe to show us the truth, but the minute they say 'atmosphere' you pounce on them and scream "journalist error'
:shk:




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[edit on 17-11-2008 by zorgon]



posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Daedalus3
 


There have been a few odd references. Language thingies? Typical examples of the press blowing it? "the western part of the Moon’s visible atmosphere". What the hell does that mean? Western part of the atmosphere? As opposed to the invisible part of the atmosphere?

The same article calls the LLRI radar. Sounds a case of journalistic brain farts.

[edit on 16-11-2008 by Phage]


They probably must be meaning "hemisphere."
They are "scientifically challenged," the journalistic lot.



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3
lunar atmosphere?!
when did that happen?


Many many moons ago...


In the early 1960s before Apollo 11, several early Surveyor spacecraft that soft-landed on the Moon returned photographs showing an unmistakable twilight glow low over the lunar horizon persisting after the sun had set. Moreover, the distant horizon between land and sky did not look razor-sharp, as would have been expected in a vacuum where there was no atmospheric haze.

But most amazing of all, Apollo 17 astronauts orbiting the Moon in 1972 repeatedly saw and sketched what they variously called "bands," "streamers" or "twilight rays" for about 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset. Such rays were also reported by astronauts aboard Apollo 8, 10, and 15.




Above: On the left are lunar "twilight rays" sketched by Apollo 17 astronauts;
on the right are terrestrial crepuscular rays photographed by author Trudy E. Bell.



NASA MOON FOUNTAINS

So when the Indian press says "visible atmosphere...

I'm with them



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by sentinel2107


The bright terrain on the lower left is the rim of 117 km wide Moretus crater


Here's the High(er) Res scan from USGS of the "lower left corner"

I can't locate the MIP image region. Can you?



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

So when the Indian press says "visible atmosphere...

I'm with them


I'll stick with electrostatic effects lifting dust rather than atmosphere. I think it's more interesting and spacier.



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by wolfgang1711
psst psssssssssssttt.. that looks more like my ex-girl friend'S waistline and the mid riff
exotic

And them big boobs too!



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by Phage

Originally posted by sentinel2107

The bright terrain on the lower left is the rim of 117 km wide Moretus crater

I can't locate the MIP image region. Can you?


I agree. There seems to be something amiss here. The TMC image looks more like the Cysatus crater than Moretus which has a flattish bottom.



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 01:35 AM
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Moon beings displaced a lot of soil , so much so that nothing is identifiable any more.
Credits: Pegasus Research consortium



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 02:15 AM
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I misread. The lower left of the MIP image is the rim of the crater, not the lower left corner of the crater.

The MIP image is so much more detailed it's not surprising that it's hard to correlate the two images. But the comparison does tell us the resolution from the MIP is impressive.

[edit on 17-11-2008 by Phage]



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 03:13 AM
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Hi Phage the photographs of Moretus and Toricelli C craters are from the TMC (Terrain Mapping Camera of CY 1) not the MIP which has crash landed.

Mike Hi, the equator photograph is showing Toricelli C crater. Just wondering how you are concluding the Moretus pic is not Moretus. I am unable to coincide the pic. Little confused here.

I am working through these links, (These clearly identifying Toricelli C)

www.lpi.usra.edu...

www.lpi.usra.edu...

Moretus:

www.lpi.usra.edu...

Will appreciate any inputs to identify what exactly did the CY capture off Moretus or otherwise.

Thanks!



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 03:18 AM
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now why didn't I think of that.. of course its hemisphere..
Oh for the love of god.. they just gave conspiracists a field day with that typo!!


Imagine the retraction they may have to print if that statement gets to much publicity..




posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 04:35 AM
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I have to agree with you Wolfgang, I have long believed that most of the 'craters' are not craters at all, there is enormous evidence of massive 'earthworks' all over.
If what we were taught at school were true, then how do the scientists account for the 'craters' on the Lunar surface facing us? do they theorize that meteorites can make a 90 degree turn and hit the Lunar surface square on. Really, how likely is it that all Meteor strikes would arrive from directions that would almost always leave a circular crater?
The Moon and Mercury look quite artificial to me as do some of the other moons, as if the spoil from in internal mining operation has been deposited on the ouside, and then 'Cooked' to form a shell, this might explain the many small holes that look like blisters.
All this apart from the 'Holes' many of which occur in identical pairs[in and out maybe?].

Just a few thought for now,

Regards,

Horsegiver.



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 04:45 AM
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Courtesy: ISRO

Is it me, or does that crater on the right hand side of the picture look odd.

The shadow is so encompassing of the interior that it suggests the crater is extremely deep.

However the edges look very sharp rather than rounded as compared to the others.

Any idea what kind of meteorite impact can result in such a sharp, deep crater (almost like a shaft) rather than the wide impact craters normally seen?



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 04:53 AM
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Another thing that puzzles me is the formation of craters that we can see bang in front with normal telescopes. How did these craters come about. Asteroids generated between the Earth and Moon? This is puzzling because the same side of the Moon always faces the Earth. So any craters striking directly and forming a round crater would ideally have been generated between the Earth and Moon or if slightly slanted the asteroid would have shizzed past near the Earth and escaped it's gravity. Unless a uniformly pock marked Moon was later escorted and positioned to circle the Earth?



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 05:15 AM
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... I am unable to coincide the pic. Little confused here.
...

The TMC images are such high-res (with, unfortunately, only a relatively small area being released by ISRO) that it will be almost nigh impossible to correlate with the earlier images of the crater. The TMC image just "touches" on the crater rims. It might just be showing 1° - 2° angle of the rim's circumference!!

[edit on 17/11/2008 by sentinel2107]



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 05:25 AM
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Sentinel thanks! I do realize that the resolution with Chandrayaan is mapping is extremely high. But if one can locate Toricelli C, why not Moretus. Already spent a lot of time trying to do so. Is it another crater? I wish ISRO would have given Longitude/ latitude etc to make life easier for some of us die hard Moon pic crazy type folks.



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 06:01 AM
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Originally posted by contradunce
... I wish ISRO would have given Longitude/ latitude etc to make life easier for some of us die hard Moon pic crazy type folks.


Ahh!! The lunatic finge!

Did you volunteer for CosmicScorpion's project, as reiterated below for reference?



Originally posted by sentinel2107

Originally posted by CosmicScorpion
... Oh, wait, I even see a winking Sid type (Ice Age) ET wooing us to mate with 'it'. Any willing volunteers?

You will definitely find some among the lunatic....errr...lunar fringe elements here who will be willing to rise to the occasion!
Count me out!



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