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Originally posted by rexpop
reply to post by Korg Trinity
I think he means glare. There's no glare unless the light has something to bounce off of, ie, no glare in a vacuum but extra glare when you have tears in your eyes. That's why it's odd that the astronauts couldn't see the stars, there's nothing to obscure them. The only explanation so far given that might be plausible is that the astronauts eyes adjusted to the bright moon landscape and this meant the less bright stars were invisible, but that just seems such a weak argument. The stars from the moon would logically be extremely bright, brighter than stars on Earth look even in the darkest, most remote location. I just don't think the astronaut's eyes would have set their filters so high that stars wouldn't register without going practically blind.
There's no glare unless the light has something to bounce off..
Originally posted by Temperature Drop
Total rubbish, on the moon the view of the stars must be second to none, there is no atmospheric disturbance or bad weather.
It would be impossible NOT to see a single star.
The only explanation I have is the same reason why you barely ever see a single star in any of NASA's photos.......
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by whipnet
Space Center Houston here at Houston's NASA actually has an exhibit to explain this and it simply states that you cannot see stars on the moon for the same reason you cannot see stars during the day on Earth, you just don't see the blue atmosphere.
I wonder if there is a link for this?
I don't believe they actually said this cause it's not the same on the moon as it is here on Earth.
"You cannot see stars on the moon for the same reason you cannot see stars during the day on Earth"???? I'll believe when I see it. I don't think those NASA scientists actually said that.
Originally posted by ppk55
Seems like a tripod and 30 seconds was all a bit much for the 1st ever moon landing.
I was just reading that the human eye has about the equivalent of 800iso...
...ISO changes ..by increasing rhodopsin in the retina. This process takes a half hour or so to complete, and that assumes you haven't been exposed to bright sunlight during the day...
...a reasonable estimate of the dark adapted eye can be done...
...So I would estimate the dark adapted eye to be about ISO 800.
so considering the surface of the moon is like worn ashphalt and happens to be one of the least reflective surfaces in the solar system
wow it seems strange you couldn't just look up and wait a bit and see at least some of the brightest stars... To see none is quite strange.
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
reply to post by Deaf Alien
Why is it, that we can see stars in the sky above, during daylight, when viewed from the bottom of a deep Mine Shaft ???
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
Wow, so after all, they can see the stars and even captured them with cameras.
Another interesting remark from Edward Lu:
It is fun to watch stars as they rise or set through the atmosphere as we circle the Earth. They start to twinkle as the light rays bend while passing through the uneven density of the atmosphere. Then, as they get closer to the actual horizon, they start to look orange and then red before blinking out. Sometimes they even turn green briefly.
Why didn't any of the 21 Apollo astronauts talk about the stars?
That anonymous person also sent me links to several sites that have photographs taken by the astronauts. The image below is a portion of one of the photos taken by Don Pettit from a window in the space station. Note that stars are everywhere. You can find this and other photos at this NASA page.
Source - www.erichufschmid.net...
[edit on 20-4-2010 by Deaf Alien]
Originally posted by Korg Trinity
I would like to stick my orr in here.
You are actually 100% correct. Even with the brightness of the sun on the surface of the moon, the stars should be visible to an observer.
My personal view is that the Apollo astronaughts were among the first to be successfully brainwashed and hypnotised into believing the story they were told about being on the moon.
Whether we did or we didn't go to the moon is a debate that is endless; however it is very clear to me at least that the Apollo missions were faked.
All the best,
Originally posted by JameSimon
This is wrong at too many levels. First, don't cover one "conspiracy" with another.
Second, the answer is quite simple. The moon is quite bright on the highlands, and the reflection of the suns light is immense, causing no stars to be seen on the sky.
I live in a area that is not filled with light pollution, and still sometimes it's hard to see the stars (with good weather, of course).
Occam's Razor my friend.
Well the simplest answer is that the Apollo astronauts should have seen stars so therefor the fact they claim they didn't recall seeing stars means there is something of a conspiracy to take into account.