posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 07:00 AM
Originally posted by tigpoppa
this is pure crap and its like looking at clouds.
There is no evidence of this and our at home telescopes are powerful enough to point at the moon or an observatory and see any tomfoolery like
this video is a hoax, is this really even in need of a thread at all? i suggest it be moved to the hoax section immediately
Hold on bud! You needn't blow your radiator just yet! Though most of the stuff shown in the vid is undoubtedly natural rock formations, you'll never
be able to identify the smaller anomalies unless you have a home telescope more powerful than the Hubble, for instance.
Let me explain. The Hubble's primary mirror is 2.4 m wide. Not as big as many ground-based telescopes, but being in space it doesn't have to contend
with the atmosphere.
Hubble's WFPC2 is the telescope's main camera. The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is behind most of the famous Hubble pictures. It
doesn't use film to record its images. Instead, it collects information from stars and galaxies to make photographs with the help of four pieces of
high-tech circuitry called Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs)
That said, Hubble’s resolution is 0.06 arc-seconds. Looking at the Earth from a distance of 600 km, it can resolve objects as small as 30 cm.
Looking at the Moon from 375,000 km, it can resolve objects only bigger than 360 m.
Anything smaller than that cannot be identified even by Hubble. Now how powerful is your home grown scope?
So before shouting 'hoax' from the rooftop, get your facts and figures right! Right?