posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 12:21 PM
Originally posted by ngchunter
Originally posted by kiwifoot
I thought this probe was looking to scout possible landing sites for manned missions in 2020/ Wouldn't they have the ability to take better images
(more close up and detailed).
Sorry NASA, this proves nothing to me.
In short, no. The maximum res of LRO is about half a meter per pixel (these images are roughly 1.5m/pixel due to altitude at the time they were
taken). That's good enough to determine if a potential landing site has dangerous boulders in the way or not. I'm sorry if that doesn't prove
anything to you, but i don't see how else you can explain the astronauts' footprints or these descent stages.
[edit on 17-7-2009 by ngchunter]
I just am a born sceptic that's all.
That image, (Apollo 14) is very intersting I grant you. But definitive proof? Not really. How hard would it be to create that image, it would take 3
One problem I see, why are footprints not visible on the other landing site images?
If you look here
, below the images it says the images are of an
area 384m wide for Apollo 15 and 538 m for Apollo 14, but the image is twice the size, I'm sure footprints should also be visible in the Apollo 15