posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 01:19 AM
I have an idea to permanently observe the dark side of the moon, though I'm not sure of its scientific importance. But, I'm sure there are
scientists out there that could think of a thousand uses for it. This idea is submitted in a little different format.
* Obama had discussed a new trip to the moon around the first of the year I believe. Then, without any reason I can remember, he just canceled the
whole idea. I think he made that decision back in May or so. For some reason, I feel we will be returning to the moon again in the near future though.
I do read a lot of people talking about going back anyway.
* My idea is simple. (This isn't rocket science, you know. Hmm, or is it? Well, part of it would be I guess.) Anyway, the first step would be to
determine the position and angle a mirror would have to be placed that would reflect the other side of the moon back to earth.
* Then we determine how to take the best advantage of the mirror being there. Maybe we decide to build a remote controlled, multi-lensed mirror. Just
whatever it takes to insure we cover as much area as possible. Many options here.
* Anyone questioning our capability of actually observing the mirror well enough to get full, 100% imagery back to earth? Good, didn't think
* I could go on more on this but I don't think I'd be accomplishing much.
I do have a couple of questions I'm curious about though.
< Why haven't we already done something like the above idea?
< Telescopes already exist powerful enough they can find planets that probably don't exist anymore 'cause they're so far away. We shouldn't have
to send actual rockets releasing payloads to the moon to get some pretty dam sharp pictures of our side of the moon, should we? (I mean by having that
much telescope power.)
Anyway, we can always break out our old 8-tracks of "Pink Floyd's-The Dark Side of the Moon", and look at them if my mirror-idea never comes to
Peace and best regards,
Chris.....uh, I mean CBS01