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You can see the Moon exceptionally well with a half-decent telescope. But if you're talking about seeing artificial objects with one, then, no.
Not a hope in Hades - unless of course we're talking about observatory-grade scopes. How much money have you got on you? ;-)
Originally posted by iWork4NWO
Originally posted by Angus123
Well, I never did believe we got the entire moon story from Nasa. But that aside, one explanation may simply be that the satellites mapping the Earth from Earth orbit are very near the surface of the planet as compared to how far they are away from the surface of the moon. It only takes a few minutes really to reach Earth orbit, but to get to the moon takes something like 3 days. So the distance is much greater.
Given the lesser gravity satellites orbiting the Moon should be able to fly a lot closer to the surface, no?
Isn't this sort of proving the point? If one could zoom in on some leftover Apollo parts or some old Soviet stuff, or holy crap, even the U.S. flag "waving" in the "breeze". Why don't we have pics of them? I'm sure I don't have the money to rent some time at the Arecibo, but Someone Does!
There is no telescope on Earth that is capable of showing any of the things left on the Moon by Earth missions, and Hubble is not capable of that either.
I thought that google already had the moon mapped out?
No, nevermind, that was NASA. I can't remember the name of the program, but we DO have the capability to look at the moon.
Anyone remember the name of that Program? It is downloadable at NASA's website. In fact, there was a thread about it not too long ago. (can't find it in a search)...
Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
As it turns out I was wrong about NASA having a Google Earth type program available. Wrong celestial body. It was Mars.
Here's one to chew on... Why do they have Mars mapped sufficiently enough to allow the user to do a fly-by of the entire planet, and not the moon? The moon is relatively close to Earth in comparison.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that we have a base up there ourselves. I mean, it only makes sense to put one there.
Originally posted by skeptic_al
reply to post by king9072
Why do people never accept any facts placed in front of them.
They always insist their facts are the true facts based on, well that
can't be right. And proof something is aloof is based on, it doesn't seem
right to me.
Yes we didn't go to the moon, All countries including russia was in on
the scam. And all the Scientists in all Coutries were all supporting the
Hoax. That's what you want hear.
And the claims of Alien Artifacts on the moon is even more baseless and
The best telescope built by humanity to date is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) currently in orbit around Earth. This telescope has a maximum resolution of 0.014 arc seconds. If the HST were aimed at the Moon, it would be able to resolve objects no smaller than 27 meters (88.5 feet) across. Each of the Apollo landers is only about 5 meters (16.5 feet) across and much too small to be seen by Hubble. An example of the resolution that the HST can provide is shown in the following image taken of the crater Copernicus.
A European spacecraft is currently doing just that. The probe SMART-1 is now conducting a detailed photographic survey of the Moon with high-resolution cameras capable of clearly seeing the Apollo landing sites. European scientists intend to use these and other sites of lunar landings by unmanned probes to help calibrate the instruments aboard SMART-1.
Originally posted by jheated7
All I want to see is a image of the moon with the american flag on it..... Until I see that proof through like a google earth image I will not believe we have landed on the moon at all.....
Originally posted by Xtraeme
Originally posted by Exopolitico
It makes you wonder where the 1.8 million images taken by Clementine in the 90s are? We were only allowed to see less than 10% of those images.
Based on the Clementine Lunar Image Browser I'd say well over 95% of all the photographs are available online. As for the missing images, it's likely they weren't transmitted properly to Earth and / or the files were lost between ground receiving stations and mission operations centers. For those that think this is a conspiracy in and of itself, realize that a number of these missing images are on the side tidally locked facing the Earth (AKA the "light side" of the moon). Therefore every academic observatory the world over would also have to be complicit in this cover-up. That's pretty unlikely if you ask me. Heck, head to the nearest public observatory and look for yourself. Sure you won't get the same resolution that Clementine had, but it should be enough to detect artificial light sources in dark areas on the surface of the moon.
[edit on 5-3-2009 by Xtraeme]