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

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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Nice! and Correct. I like a person sharing known facts here. I've noticed your replies Soylent Green, and appreciate some sanity, (just saying). I know it looks like I've been here for a while but just recently I have been afforded time to participate and read the many topics here, its fun, and sometimes enlightening.




posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Please read the rest of this thread. Your question is answered several times.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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Wow... that's awesome, thanks for sharing it!



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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But it's fun to look at them, right?

Wait, I'm late. I need to take my saucer or I'll be late for one my coworker's birthday. Damn at this hour the dark side of the moon gets SO congested by traffic



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Small meteor impacts. Take a plate, spray it with flour. Then hit it with a fist or open palm. Big crater right? Then take a necklace, dip one end of the pendulum repeatedly in the plate full of flour, simulating small impacts. The near side doesn't get any impact like that, the far side countless. In the million years the surface of the far side loses any trace of big and catastrophic impact, it's like sanding..

End of the story, with science.



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by nostringsattached
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Small meteor impacts. Take a plate, spray it with flour. Then hit it with a fist or open palm. Big crater right? Then take a necklace, dip one end of the pendulum repeatedly in the plate full of flour, simulating small impacts. The near side doesn't get any impact like that, the far side countless. In the million years the surface of the far side loses any trace of big and catastrophic impact, it's like sanding..

End of the story, with science.

...Then there are the molten basalt flows that welled up to fill the impact craters on the near side which didn't happen as much on the far side -- due to the near side being composed of much more basalt than the far side.

The Earth is too small and too far away from the moon to act as a major meteor shield (see the image below), although I suppose the Earth could have shielded the moon from some meteors -- but only a small amount. As I stated above, the major difference in the look of the near and far side is due to the near side basalt lava flows.




posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by ReaPErofSIN
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.

I couldn't stop laughing....



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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What a beautiful sight, thanks for sharing.



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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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.


Maybe the moon really is an alien spacecraft with intelligent control


Or tidal locked like several other moons in the solar system.This is actually quite common and doesn't need some intelligent control.Though it does show how everything in the universe tends to achieve balance which in itself is fascinating dont you think?



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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It really is amazing your looking at billions of years of history in one picture kind of awe inspiring when you look at it that way. Thanks for the thread i would have missed it.




posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by isthisreallife
I expected larger craters, much like the side we see, especially since it faces out.

Exactly what I was thinking. I know that the scientists say that the moons rotation is 1 rotaion in 24 hours matching Earth and that why we only see one side of the moon but I cannot agree with this because it requires me to believe that there has been absolutely NO fluctuation in the moons orbit for millions of years even after being battered by all those asteriods/comets - preposterous. This also means that the asteroids/comets that left the huge craters on the side we see from Earth had to actually fly past Earth to hit that side of the moon. A close call indeed!!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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The reason the moon rotates once roughly every 28 days is because it is "tidally locked" to the Earth, which is a natural state achieved by moons orbiting closely (relative to size) to their parent planet. That is to say, the Moon keeps one face toward the Earth all the time because over time it becomes natural to do so, based on the laws of orbital mechanics.

There are at least 30 other moons in the solar system that do this same thing. Eight of Jupiter's moons do this, including all four of Jupiter's major "Galilean Moons".. The same goes for 15 of Saturn's moons, including Titan, Enceladus, and Iapetus. Both of Mars' Moons, five of Uranus' moons, and two of Neptune's moons always keep one face toward the planet at all time. Again, this is because -- over time -- it is complete natural for these moons become tidally locked with the planet. It's just the natural way the orbital mechanics of the system works.

Over time, a system of a planet and its moons will try to fall into this natural state of being tidally locked to each other (although the time it takes may be longer than the life span of the solar system). In a few billion years, the Earth and Moon will BOTH become tidally locked with each other -- meaning the Earth will always keep one face to the Moon, while the Moon will keep one face toward the Earth -- although the Sun may swell up to engulf the earth before this happens. Pluto and its satellite Charon already do this. Both Pluto and Charon each only always see one face of the other.


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posted on May, 7 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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It always amazes me when I look at the moon.....to think its still there..... Some of the largest impact craters in the Solar System and it's covered completely by them... Great pics S+F.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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,check out all these videos,here real neat stuff,i,watched almost all of them.........please check them out



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Broken link there friend!



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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It looks like you can take appart the moon in two parts now
But these are good photos of the moon.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by goochball
Why can't they ever show the moons true color? It's always grayscale.


I looked at the moon with my telescope..and it looks the exact same color lol.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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Some of the largest impact craters in the Solar System and it's covered completely by them

The largest of them are millions, some billions, of years old.
The Earth got hit just as hard. It's just that the evidence has been "recycled".


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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by nataylor

Originally posted by gabbermatt
That's the very first thing that came to my mind when i saw this..... How does the side facing us have larger craters than the side exposed to space? It's really strange...
I'm curious how you are thinking the near side has larger craters than the far side. So we can compare apple to apples, here are the two sides in the same kind of orthographic view:

Near side:



Far side:



The far side definitely looks more heavily cratered to me.


I didn't say more... i said larger
There's 3 on the side facing us that i see at a quick glance that are massive compared to any of the ones on the far side.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Saint Exupery
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So, the gist of this thread (that is, the responses to the OP) seems to be:

"I don't see what I expected to see, therefore the images are false."

Does it not occur to anyone that perhaps their expectations might be completely wrong?!



I've said it elsewhere, but it bears repeating:

Sometimes I think ATSers think that The Smoking Man and Agent Smith personally supervise every pixel.

This 24,000 x 24,000 mosaic was created by one or more Arizona grad students who probably didn't get paid anything extra for doing it. They put it together from LROC WAC imagery because it is cool and they wanted to share what they do with the public.

For their efforts,internet ignorami use every flaw to insinuate that they are liars, conspiritors, "disinformation specialists" and worse.

Shame on you.
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100% agree with you re this I know its a conspiracy site BUT the amount of members on here that cant think for themselves and dont look at supplied links and info is unreal.

This thread is a classic example

www.abovetopsecret.com...

The op gives a link, if you go to the link it explains that the picture is 1600+ pics taken using a Canon 5d dslr with a 400mm telephoto lens stitched together but NOT to ats members NO its some new super tech camera and NASA etc should have a camera like it
if some members had brains they would be dangerous!

Ronald McDonald can retire anytime plenty of possible replacements on here!
edit on 24-5-2011 by wmd_2008 because: spelling



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