It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Opps! NASA forgot to remove the color from this moon picture

page: 2
<< 1   >>

log in


posted on May, 26 2009 @ 05:19 AM

Originally posted by danzi
This is probably going to sound really dumb, but why if the moon isnt grey, then why from Earth does is appear grey. I mean, through a basic telescope at Saturn its colour isnt different to saturns actual colour. . .

It's a difference of what you are looking at.

The moon is covered in very fine, crystalline dust. This refracts light around much like sand or snow does. However, soil that the dust is covering will still reflect a portion of the light that hits it, and get refracted back up through the dust.

At first glance - it appears just to be 'gray' or 'white.' However, further analysis will show slight shades/tints/hues to the surface that corresponds to various flows/deposits of minerals and rocks reminiscent of ancient volcanic activity.

At least - that's the best thing I can think of to explain it without boarding the crazy train.

Now, when viewed 'close-up' (magnified) - and especially through certain grown-crystal lenses - the hues imparted to the diffracted light will become more apparent.

As for why this has not been apparent up until now - it has to do with the progression of optical technologies. Digital systems are now more sensitive than ever before - minute differences in colors can be detected much more easily than we could, previously. Films are also advancing and becoming far more sensitive.

Just compare the images of the first generations of mars rovers to the later generations - the difference is like night and day. Rocks that once looked to be a dull rusty color can now be seen to have jagged surfaces and various swirls of mineral compounds/oxides/sulfates/etc.

Is there a coverup about the color of the moon? A rather dumb thing to try and cover up when a look through a telescope can bust the coverup wide open.

It's just a misunderstanding combined with people looking to justify their disposition against the government. It will be cleared up soon enough when we go back to the moon and make it a more routine event.

posted on May, 26 2009 @ 07:29 AM

Originally posted by Aim64C
It would be more interesting to a geologist or someone wishing to set up mineral processing strategies in less-than-Earth gravity and zero atmospheric conditions (and a vacuum to boot).

Zero atmospheric conditions? Vacuum to boot?
Take a peek here and you'll realize that all's not hunky dory on the Moon!

Moon haze due to an atmosphere?

And...Take a look at these two pics of the Moon taken by the Lick observatory a few days apart. The first is pretty clear, but the second seems to be obscured by clouds and haze...

LICKOBSA Lick Observatory, 1946 January 17d 07h 51m UT
Pics courtesy: Thelivingmoon

So is there an atmosphere on the Moon? You bet there is!


posted on May, 26 2009 @ 09:32 AM
Well if there is an atmosphere then that would deffinatly be a cover up! Why would they lie about it not having an atmosphere - Alien Activity?

new topics
<< 1   >>

log in