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Earth-from-space photograph anomaly?

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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After seeing a great picture of the Earth and moon from space (incorrectly attributed to the wrong spacecraft and date), something rang a bell in my mind, and I checked out the famous "Earth Rise" photograph taken from the moon in 1969.

The size of the Earth in each picture is almost identical - yet one was taken from ~240,000 miles, and the other from 3.9 million miles.

What's going on? I can't see how this could be an illusion. Are one or more of these photo's doctored?

Check out the composite comparison picture here:
s1086.photobucket.com...
edit on 21/9/2011 by MR1159 because: Removed link to blog - replaced with photo share site. I don't care if anyone saw it. It's the subject I am interested in!




posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:04 AM
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sneaky way to promote your website you could have just uploaded the picture to ATS.
mods, do your worse.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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reply to post by MR1159
 
I dont know why is that so, but I have a feeling that Phage and hes crew will soon explain exactly whats going on




posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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different lenses and zoom ?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Very good.Star for your observations. I have no answer but i'm sure someone clever will be along soon with one for you. Congratulations on the stealth advertising technique as well.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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fine I'll play, the pixelation on the edges of th newer picture of Earth looks realistic but the older one looks shopped. They have better editing software now.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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reply to post by Thunderheart
 

Thanks for your feedback. I don't see where a link to another site is in contravention of rules?

The link was for convenience. I had already done the writing and creating of the image elsewhere.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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There is a link to where the original images came from: www.planetary.org

I certainly didn't "shop" anything - other than bring the two images together.

Next?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Zoom perhaps?

Oh and yeah, kudos on the sneaky promotion of your own website



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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This is a bit amusing. I really don't give a rats if anyone sees the blog - ever. I do it for me. Once I work it out, I will upload the image here or somewhere that doesn't get hackles rising.

I am interested in the subject. Not self-promotion.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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Originally posted by MR1159
reply to post by Thunderheart
 


There is a link to where the original images came from: www.planetary.org

I certainly didn't "shop" anything - other than bring the two images together.

Next?
sorry, that came across wrong, i meant they poorly shopped the old image, it sucks because it was done before foto editing software was invented.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by MR1159
reply to post by Thunderheart
 

Thanks for your feedback. I don't see where a link to another site is in contravention of rules?


www.abovetopsecret.com...

15c.) Intellectual Property:

You will not use your Postings on the Websites to promote your own personal website or any other website with which you may be associated without first receiving permission from TAN.


Not trying to be an ass, just trying to avoid you getting in trouble is all



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by MR1159
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Once I work it out, I will upload the image here or somewhere that doesn't get hackles rising.


ATS has it's own media upload site - it's down at the moment being updated but it shouldn't be long until they get it running again.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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The comment that the Earth should look bigger in the famous Earth rise pic rather than the Moon is completly wrong, of course the Moon is going to look bigger than Earth in that picture, because the picture was taken above the Moon in the Foreground of the pic, the Earth is in the background of the pic, therefore it will always look smaller taken from that distance. Even if you had a golfball in the foreground of the pic, it too, would look bigger than the Earth at that distance. Its kinda like putting your hand infront of your face to block the sun, Of course the Sun is billions of times bigger than your hand but at that distance your hand is enough to cover the entire sun.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Edit is done. If only people knew just how uninterested I am in self promotion.

Now - back to the subject!
The images are DIRECT from the Planetary Society. I just cut and pasted, and added some text.

The interesting thing is that there is a reference in each image - that of the moon. The size of the Earth is... strange.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by MR1159
After seeing a great picture of the Earth and moon from space (incorrectly attributed to the wrong spacecraft and date), something rang a bell in my mind, and I checked out the famous "Earth Rise" photograph taken from the moon in 1969.

The size of the Earth in each picture is almost identical - yet one was taken from ~240,000 miles, and the other from 3.9 million miles.

What's going on? I can't see how this could be an illusion. Are one or more of these photo's doctored?

Check out the composite comparison picture here:
s1086.photobucket.com...
edit on 21/9/2011 by MR1159 because: Removed link to blog - replaced with photo share site. I don't care if anyone saw it. It's the subject I am interested in!


I've noticed that the size of the earth in every picture is EXTREMELY SMALL!! I mean, the earth is way bigger than the moon, so a picture of Earth from the Moon should make the earth about 3-5 times larger than what the moon looks like here on earth.... FAKED IMAGERY!



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Thanks for your reply. Don't take offence, but you should take more time to read what I said. It is the size of the Earth in each image that is interesting. Even my dog could work out that the moon is a different apparent size from when you are standing on to to when it is viewed from afar.

Picture yourself standing on the moon as it appears in the left image. Would the Earth appear at the same size as it is shown in the right-hand image?

And take the moon out of each image. One picture of the Earth was taken from about 240,000 miles. The other from 3.9 million miles (from Galileo). Unless Galileo used a zoom - how is it that the Earth appears the same size?

Do the spacecraft use zoom for these shots? What's the max zoom they use? I dunno - that's why i am here with the post.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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If I ever needed a reason for removing the link to my blog, it is the idiotic comments now arriving courtesy of this site.

Congratulations. Very edifying.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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When I want your opinion, I'll give it to you.

You forgot to give them their opinion.
J/K

You've had a couple of really good answers. I know they aren't from one of the ATS gods, but they are still good.

1. Cameras and lenses used.

2. And perspective.

I personally don't find anything overtly unusual here. At least no more than I usually find wrong with the whole space program to start with.



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