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brighter than any star and not quite the pinpoint of light that stars are
Originally posted by Wirral Bagpuss
I have been thinking. Is there a more covert reason why the Space Shuttle programme is being retired? Yes money and budget concerns are being cited but....
What does everyone think?
Originally posted by JimOberg
Is it possible that nobody here realizes that telescopes around the world observed Apollo CSMs headed for the moon accompanied by the SLA panels? Here's the full story:
The panels are about 20 feet in length, so from a distance of
320 miles, one of them would be about 2.5 arc seconds in angular
size. Through the command module's 28-power sextant telescope,
the panel would appear to be about 1.2 arc minutes in size.
Since the resolution of the human eye is about 0.7 arc minutes,
it seems highly unlikely that the astronauts would have been
able to discern any shape at all to the object. It would more
likely have appeared as a dot through the telescope.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by mcrom901
In the words of Buzz Aldrin "99.999"
He's a scientist, he has to waffle a bit. But I would say yes, confirmed.
Aldrin: We thought it could have been a panel, but it didn't appear to have that shape at all.
As I said before, what I find most interesing about this case is
that Alrdin changed his story. During the debriefing after the
return to Earth, he seems to have ruled out the possibility that
the object was one of the SLA panels for the very logical reason
that their shape didn't match the shape of the object he saw.
According to some reports in the UFO investigations Humans were told to stay away from the Moon.