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Originally posted by nostringsattached
reply to post by nataylor
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.
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.
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
Originally posted by isthisreallife
I expected larger craters, much like the side we see, especially since it faces out.
Originally posted by goochball
Why can't they ever show the moons true color? It's always grayscale.
Some of the largest impact craters in the Solar System and it's covered completely by them
Originally posted by nataylor
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:
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...
The far side definitely looks more heavily cratered to me.
Originally posted by Saint Exupery
reply to post by lots of people
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.edit on 15-3-2011 by Saint Exupery because: (no reason given)