Originally posted by GEORGETHEGREEK
reply to post by RFBurns
If this was some pyramid sticking up into the skyline on the surace of the Moon, then where is the black sky above this pyramid????
So you consider that when you look upon the pyramids here on earth that we should be seeing the sky in black?
Do you forget that all of this is on the bright side of the moon?
Reconsider and give a though of what is hoden on the far dark side.......
NO. Pay attention..
All horizon pictures takn on the moon, be them in b/w or color, show us a dark skyline dont they. That is on the moon. And even on the bright side of
the moon, the horizon is NOT white or even grey It is ALWAYS dark.
All horizon pictures taken on Earth show us a blue sky or dark sky at night. Even a black and white image of the pyramids at Giza taken during the day
time will show us a definative skyline, greyish.
Now since there is no atmosphere on the moon that would give us a skyline like we have here on Earth, then we should be seeing a dark skyline above
this so called pyramid. But we dont. Even in that highly blurred, special contrast techniques (which is laughable in itself), we see NO dark skyline
above this so called pyramid.
Surely if this so called special contrast technique can squeeze out a shade of shadow that is dark in an over exposed image, can also squeeze out the
dark skyline above this "pyramid" too.
Lets also look at this from the catalogue prospective on the Apollo image website.
The source photo is at the begining of the magazine of film. The first few frames, in many of the film magazines, are usually over-exposed like
So unless the skyline on the moon has suddenly turned bright as an Earthly bound skyline...its wishful dreaming.
Also the suggestion that the IRSO is of a pyramid and this old Apollo image is of the same area....wrong. Apollo 17 was no where near the
crater/pyramid area in the IRSO image.
Sorry to be bursting bubbles here, but as I said, I am all for finding artifacts and structures etc on the moon, but I also am capable of putting 2
and 2 together to come up with the right answer instead of the answer I want it to be. So is the case here with this shadow shaped like a pyramid
which just happens to be a photo of the floor of the LRV.
[edit on 1-2-2009 by RFBurns]