posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:45 PM
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
6 mile plume
mission summary states 60 kilometers. That's 37 miles, not 6.
That's either a typo or an ambiguity in that mission summary. I've heard and read multiple other sources say "6 miles" or "10 kilomters" and
they have been saying that for a while.
I'm sure most would agree with me that they heard the plume was supposed to be 6 miles or 10 km.
Perhaps the 60 km is the maximum ejecta height rather than the expected "visible" plume -- or perhaps NASA made a mistake in that summary. Or
perhaps it was a typo.
mission summary also states that BOTH IMPACTS (you did realize there were supposed to be two, right?) would be visible from earth based assets,
and in particular they state that it would be visible with "10-12 inch telescopes."
And yet, even with images taken on 200 inch telescopes, the alleged event is, as others in this thread have phrased it "only a couple pixels." And
personally, I had to play back the IR video a couple times and the "couple pixels" that I saw don't look like an event to me. They look like a
Also, I notice that the image posted in the second post of this thread (having difficulty linking, check page two), posted by easynow, shows what is
implied to be the crater after impact. However, if you watch the pre impact video, you'll see
that the crater in the center of the screen of that picture already exists before the impact.
Right -- it has already been established that the plume did not go as high as expected, and NASA needs to figure out why the plume did not reach the
sunlight. However, I don't see how that is evidence that the impact didn't happen.
As for the video you linked, the centaur rocket impacted at 49 seconds into the video, and if you could see an (estimated) 20-meter crater prior to
the 49 second mark, then you have good eyes. The rest of the video shows the final minutes of the "shepherding spacecraft".
The shepherding spacecraft did not image that 1-pixel crater until it got pretty close to the moon -- and way after the 49 second mark.
The experiment did not go as expected (such as perhaps the Centaur rocket impact hit dry, hard rock -- or possibly did not hit as perpendicular as
planned), but that also isn't evidence of a "NASA fake". It just means that something unexpected happened.
[edit on 10/9/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]