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Far side of the moon revealed in amazing mosaic of orbiter images!

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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Originally posted by Saint Exupery
(there were some small, blank areas near the poles that had not been imaged and were thus "Terra Ingognita").

That said, the new mosaic in the OP is spectacular.


Luna incognita?




posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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Touché!

I stand corrected.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by jessejamesxx
How is it that on any of our missions to space, or mars, that we don't have any photos of the lit-up backside of the moon, in single shots?


You mean like the one on the first page of this thread? Or similar to the image from my earlier reply? OK, ok, so that one only shows half of the far side. This image from the Galileo probe covers most of the other half.


I would think that there are orbits that can accomplish this, just like the photos that we take of Earth.


Indeed - Yes, there are; but why bother? You get better resolution from lower orbits. See this post for a more detailed explanation.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 01:50 AM
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Here is a question for all you experts out there. How is it that the moon has all these craters in it and so very few on earth? Can anyone ponder that? Do you want the truth? Can you handle it? Here it goes.

Lumeria was destroyed by the original moon. It was pulled in by forces humans can't even replicate yet. The crystals used by the Atlanteans was a force field of immense energy to draw the original moon into close to the earth and thus creating a world cataclysm of earthquakes and floods. Don't believe me? Does the ring of fire pop in mind? If you look at google earth and follow the ring of fire you will notice the deep trenches also following the faults and mountains.

Trenches are not tectonic plates. They are voids cause by the destruction of the original moon. Of course this happened millions of years ago. But the point is this. Lumeria was a huge vast civilization from our helpers the Galactic Federation. Earth is a seed planet. Its only suppose to be a human planet. But the reptoids/Dinods didn't believe that humans should be that consciously inclined to think for themselves. Reptoids are your christian god Satan. The moon was so close it created a bulge in the pacific. The earth is not perfectly around. Don't let them tell you that. The bulge is the explaination for the trenches as the moon approached. The sheer gravitational pull of our present artificial moon affects the high and low tide. Imagine the real moon some 10's of thousands mile closer to the earth. Total loss as the lands wanted to high five the moon.

Did you know the so called planet Nibiru is four times bigger than earth? Did you know the Galactic Federation created a battle planet four times the size of earth to destroy the reptoid/dinoid battle planet Maldek? Wanna know where the asteroid belt came from? THE PLANET MALDEK when it was destroyed 1 million years ago. Colonies have been on Venus and Mars also.

For instance, Venus looks like the moon. Craters everywhere, a baren wasteland. Mars, not many craters but a nuclear fallout. Anyways enough of my ranting.

The moon has been bombed many times. Those craters are from explosions. NOT METEORS OR METEORITES. Get your facts straight. The Reptoids and the greys control that battleship until 2012 when the Galactic federation returns to help human evolution again.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 01:59 AM
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OK, on one hand we have erosion and plate tectonics erasing craters over a few tens of million years (but still leaving tell-tale signs)...

On the other hand, we have this:


Originally posted by ReaPErofSIN
Here is a question for all you experts out there. How is it that the moon has all these craters in it and so very few on earth? Can anyone ponder that? Do you want the truth? Can you handle it? Here it goes.

Lumeria was destroyed by the original moon. It was pulled in by forces humans can't even replicate yet. The crystals used by the Atlanteans was a force field of immense energy to draw the original moon into close to the earth and thus creating a world cataclysm of earthquakes and floods. Don't believe me? Does the ring of fire pop in mind? If you look at google earth and follow the ring of fire you will notice the deep trenches also following the faults and mountains.

Trenches are not tectonic plates. They are voids cause by the destruction of the original moon. Of course this happened millions of years ago. But the point is this. Lumeria was a huge vast civilization from our helpers the Galactic Federation. Earth is a seed planet. Its only suppose to be a human planet. But the reptoids/Dinods didn't believe that humans should be that consciously inclined to think for themselves. Reptoids are your christian god Satan. The moon was so close it created a bulge in the pacific. The earth is not perfectly around. Don't let them tell you that. The bulge is the explaination for the trenches as the moon approached. The sheer gravitational pull of our present artificial moon affects the high and low tide. Imagine the real moon some 10's of thousands mile closer to the earth. Total loss as the lands wanted to high five the moon.

Did you know the so called planet Nibiru is four times bigger than earth? Did you know the Galactic Federation created a battle planet four times the size of earth to destroy the reptoid/dinoid battle planet Maldek? Wanna know where the asteroid belt came from? THE PLANET MALDEK when it was destroyed 1 million years ago. Colonies have been on Venus and Mars also.

For instance, Venus looks like the moon. Craters everywhere, a baren wasteland. Mars, not many craters but a nuclear fallout. Anyways enough of my ranting.

The moon has been bombed many times. Those craters are from explosions. NOT METEORS OR METEORITES. Get your facts straight. The Reptoids and the greys control that battleship until 2012 when the Galactic federation returns to help human evolution again.


Which one seems more likely? Which one does the evidence support?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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Yes the truth is hard for some. But do as you please because I don't feed off the TPTB teets like you robots. Think outside of the box. Not what government paid scientist write in your untruthful books. I'm sure most of you spent your young years in a public school listening to the crap the NEA gives to the masses. Oh but who is a major contributor to the NEA? Your very own Rockafellas. So take what you want robot. My knowledge comes from the archives on the astral plane. The true knowledge of how everything came to be. But instead be dormant and hide for your ever so powerful government who will save you slave.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:18 AM
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Why can't they ever show the moons true color? It's always grayscale.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 04:17 AM
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When you look at the moon with either your naked eye or a telescope, does it look anything other than grey, to you? And no, the Earth's atmosphere doesn't make it look that way. Yes, there are some very subtle color variations that can be teased-out of a photographic image through some rigorous & vigorous processing, but I'd hardly call that the "true" color. Would you?

Space probes use B&W cameras because they give better resolution & contrast. Often they take three (or more) photos in rapid succession with red, green & blue filters and compile them together to make a color image. Sometimes they use other filters (ultraviolet, infrared, etc.) and compile "false color" images that reveal something interesting about the composition of the object being studied. ALL of the color imagery from Cassini, Galileo, Voyager, the Mars Rovers, etc. are created through these processes.

The japanese Kaguya lunar probe went so far as to carry a special multispectral imager in addition to its regular cameras. This instrument took images across a very wide spectrum, and revealed cool stuff about the lunar surface; but its data output was usually in the form of grayscale images, because (you guessed it) it gave them better resolution & contrast.

Hope this helps.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Exactly Been asking about this for a year or more and nobody could give me an answer so i google it and got one hit back then. Every other planetary body is spinning accept the one nearest us.....hmmmmmmmmm



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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not to mention you can clearly see the line in the center bottom that looks like its been spliced together...im not buying it either..



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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not to mention you can clearly see the line in the center bottom that looks like its been spliced together...im not buying it either..


edit: scrap the bottom half you can see the line right down the middle this is a deceiving picture.
edit on 16-3-2011 by gmac10001 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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If you want to look at the other side of the Moon, you'll have to have a look at the asteroid belt. This is why the Moon doesn't spin: it's only half there. Maybe.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by canadiancatfoodforcrocadi
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Exactly Been asking about this for a year or more and nobody could give me an answer so i google it and got one hit back then. Every other planetary body is spinning accept the one nearest us.....hmmmmmmmmm


The Moon is spinning. Its period of rotation is equal to the time it takes to revolve around the Earth once.
Google the phrase "Tidal Locking". It is not a rare phenomenon at all:

List of known tidally locked bodies in our Solar System

Locked to the Sun
Mercury (in a 3:2 rotation : orbit resonance)

Locked to the Earth
Moon

Locked to Mars
Phobos
Deimos

Locked to Jupiter
Metis
Adrastea
Amalthea
Thebe
Io
Europa
Ganymede
Callisto

Locked to Saturn
Pan
Atlas
Prometheus
Pandora
Epimetheus
Janus
Mimas
Enceladus
Telesto
Tethys
Calypso
Dione
Rhea
Titan
Iapetus

Locked to Uranus
Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon

Locked to Neptune
Proteus
Triton

Locked to Pluto
Charon (Pluto is itself locked to Charon)

...and possibly many more.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by ReaPErofSIN
Here is a question for all you experts out there. How is it that the moon has all these craters in it and so very few on earth?
Because of weathering, plate tectonics, and volcanism.



Originally posted by ReaPErofSIN
For instance, Venus looks like the moon.
No it doesn't. There is hardly any cratering on the surface of Venus, because it has a think atmosphere and the surface is subject to weathering.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by gmac10001
reply to post by HeldHostage14
 


not to mention you can clearly see the line in the center bottom that looks like its been spliced together...im not buying it either..


edit: scrap the bottom half you can see the line right down the middle this is a deceiving picture.
edit on 16-3-2011 by gmac10001 because: (no reason given)
It *IS* spliced together, from over 15,000 different photos. It's called a mosaic for a reason.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by gmac10001
reply to post by HeldHostage14
 


not to mention you can clearly see the line in the center bottom that looks like its been spliced together...im not buying it either..


edit: scrap the bottom half you can see the line right down the middle this is a deceiving picture.
edit on 16-3-2011 by gmac10001 because: (no reason given)


Question: Do you know what a "mosaic" is? It is an image created from fitting together many smaller elements.

The very first words of the very first line of the OP says,

It comprises over 15,000 wide angle camera (WAC) photos...


Of course there's going to be stitching errors. It would be astonishing if there weren't Considering the sheer volume of individual components they had to work with, I'd say they did a damn fine job.

How can this possibly be construed as "deceptive"?!

On what grounds are you calling the students & faculty of Arizona State University liars?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by uncuuncu
I find it hard to believe that the reason the far side is never visible from Earth

is because the moon spins once on its axis in precisely the same amount of time it takes to revolve around the Earth...these two intervals have been equal for all of recorded history, and probably for millions of years or longer.



This is called "tidal locking" and is not at all uncommon. In fact this is true for most major moons in our solar system.

The four major moons of Jupiter all do this (Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto). Saturn's moons Titan, Enceladus, Rhea, Iapatus, and at least 10 other alway show only one face to Saturn. Five moons of Uranus do this, as well as the two moons of Mars and Neptune. Charon and Pluto are tidally-locked to each other, so BOTH bodies only ever show one face to the other.
[EDIT TO ADD: I see now that Saint Exupery already gave a list]

It is not a coincidence that there are so many tidally-locked moons, but rather a well-know mechanism of orbital dynamics. Eventually, almost any moon will become tidally locked to it's parent planet -- meaning over time, its movement will become one that revolves and rotates at the same rate, and will always show only one face toward the planet.


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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Yeah, one side has indents, the other is outward.
NASA, not buying it.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by macman
Yeah, one side has indents, the other is outward.
NASA, not buying it.

Why just NASA? Don't forget China, Japan, Russia, and India -- all of whom have sent probes to photograph the BOTH sides of the Moon.

And the near side is smoother because Basalt rocks from ancient lava flows are concentrated on that side. There is not one agreed-upon explanation as to why basalts are concentrated on the near side.

Plus there is the fact that the near side is somewhat more protected from meteor hits by the earth than the far side. Those are the two main reasons the near and far sides look different.


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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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One side has strikes going inward. the other side has strikes coming outward.

Is something trying to get out?

Still not buying any of it.



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