posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by cydonia19.5
Well, if you're referring to some of the YT garbage like I've seen, then you should consider the source!
The nonsense spouted is unbelievable in its stupidity, sometimes over there.
I suspect it's some reference to the lesser gravity, 'rooster tails' that should be kicked up by the tires, and rubbish like that?
Those nuts are comparing the Lunar regolith with dry dust on Earth (hint: The regolith is not dust, it is more like heavy sand)
AND...even in the lower gravity, the mass and therefore inertia is the same. That does not vary. AND the electrically-driven wheels didn't have the
torque required to kick up big plumes...imagine a golf cart laying 'rooster tails'!!!
Really, watching the videos of the Rovers shows how the regolith arcs back, is constrained by the fenders,
and falls back in a manner entirely
consistent with low gravity in a vacuum. There is no WAY to fake that on Earth, in an atmosphere.
There ARE some good scientific and accurate videos at YT....but the hoaxers' are some of the most pathetic, uneducated lacking in science knowledge