NASA caught altering images to hide evidence?
Whilst perusing the various Apollo image Archives, I began to notice some strange discrepancies in some of the images and one in particular.
Different servers had different versions of what was supposed to be the "same" image...
So I decided to look a little harder at the images to try and figure out what someone was attempting to conceal. If I could figure out what they were
trying to conceal; maybe I could start to see why they'd want to engage in such a deception.
This is the image which first piqued my attention. You see, this wasn't the first time that I had seen this image and I certainly didn't remember
it being so bright - something was amiss:
( This Manipulated Image can be Found Here
So I checked on some of the images that I had seen before - Lo and behold I was Right! NASA did alter the image - or somebody else did. This fact is
readily apparent from the older, much darker image below:
(Image version free of NASA manipulation can be found here
After establishing that the image had indeed been manipulated, I began to examine in greater detail some of the the older images which had seemingly
not had their brightness levels increased. Not having the time too look at all of the images, I chose to focus on the Apollo 16 image which had
originally attracted my attention.
This is what I discovered over the horizon whilst analysing the older version of that image:
(These structures are conspicuously absent from the manipulated version of the image)
(Image enhancement done by RFBurns)
So NASA altered this image. Perhaps they did it to conceal evidence of lunar structures or perhaps to hide mistakes.
Nevertheless, someone at NASA clearly determined that the alteration of this Apollo 16 image and it's presentation to the public in an altered
version was somehow justifiable. Alas.
Then again, perhaps the scratches were really 'there'; on the massive Scotchlite screen used by Kubrick to film scenes using Frontal projection.
But if NASA will manipulate images and deceive us by altering them just to hide a couple of mistakes, what else are they capable of? What other
deceptions have NASA engaged in?
I wonder what NASA is trying to conceal by engaging in this sort of deception: it could be they are hiding evidence, or maybe just covering up past
acts of photographic ineptitude. Regardless of their motivations, it has now been established that NASA did indeed manipulate this image and as a
result of those alterations made by NASA; certain things in the image are no longer visible....
Poor Form NASA.
[edit on 29-7-2009 by Exuberant1]